Tentative Agreement Reached in NHL Lockout

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Teens on their Iphones while watching the SIJHL is very commonTHUNDER BAY – Sports – The NHL Lockout May Be Over – The NHL and NHLPA spend the day and into the morning in a marathon bargaining session. That has led to a potential deal.

The basic framework of a deal has been reached.

“Don Fehr and I are here to tell you that we have reached an agreement on the framework of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the details of which need to be put to paper,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We have to dot a lot of I’s and cross a lot of T’s. There is still a lot of work to be done, but the basic framework has been agreed upon. We have to go through a ratification process and the Board of Governors has to approve it from the League side and, obviously, the players have to approve it as well. We are not in a position to give you information right now about schedule, when we are starting. It’s early in the morning and we have been at this all day and all night, obviously. But, we will be back to you very shortly, hopefully, later today with more information in that regard.”

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