This from Bob McKenzie-TSN:.
"NHLPA ratification vote tentatively set for Thurs/Fri, with entire process hopefully complete by Saturday.
The Memorandum of Understanding between NHL and NHLPA is not expected to completed and signed off on by both sides until Saturday.
If all goes well and according to plan, training camps will open Sunday Jan. 13 and 48-game season would open on Sat Jan. 19
There is no business as usual in NHL - actual trades, signings etc - til MOU is signed on Saturday. Nothing "official" can happen til then. "
I also read where the NHL schedule be announced either late today or Thurs/Friday. More info may be possible after the BOG meeting today in NYC.
Here is something I been waiting to finally see
After months of waiting, the NHL will take an important step towards finally dropping the puck on the 2012-13 season today.
The NHL Board of Governors meets today in New York, where it is expected they will ratify a new collective bargaining agreement.
Watch live coverage of the Board of Governors news conference today at 4pm et/1pm pt on TSN and TSN.ca or listen live on TSN Radio.
Ok guys, looks like they are all arriving now as we speak, This shouldn't be too long. As of now 4pm looks like when they will have the press conference.
I believe 16 or more votes in favor is all that's needed for the NHL BOG to approve the new deal.
It's also expected once they do that, the schedule will be release - so expect that tonight. My guess between 5pm -8pm
I noticed my local sports network CSN philly is planning a special 1 hr show at 1030, they also mention and I'm not sure yet that other CSN's will be involve. I'm not sure if those networks are planning to do the same show, or they will just have reporters from those cities, while only doing the show on CSN philly, I can tell you in the past numerous times CSN philly would have CSN mid atlantic reporters on but the CSN mid atlantic wouldn't be showing that show.
After today, the only thing left to do is the players ratification which is set for tomorrow / Friday. 750 players are set to vote.
390 votes or higher are needed for the players side to officially approve the new deal, after that then we can finally say this CBA is officially signed and delivered.
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