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Report: NHL and players’ association reach tentative agreement to spark beginning of hockey season

Report: NHL and players’ association reach tentative agreement to spark beginning of hockey season.

Early on Sunday morning — day 113 of the lockout — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed from New York the two sides had reached a tentative agreement on the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement that will finally spark the beginning of the 2012-13 NHL season.

Details of the new CBA were not immediately available, but according to Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman the sides settled on a seven-year maximum term for free agents (eight if the team is re-signing its own free agent). Friedman also reported the deal is for 10 years with an opt-out after eight, and that the NHL came up from its original salary cap demands, from $60 million US to $63.4 million.

VIA CBC

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