Jan 7, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT
If the NHL season is to start on Jan. 19, a number of tight deadlines will need to be met.
The players’ union will reportedly finalize voting on the new CBA by Saturday, Jan. 12, according to Chris Johnston of the Canadian Press.
The timing of that vote will likely push the start of training camps to Sunday (Jan. 13), a day later than many sources had speculated they would begin.
If all that goes according to plan, the season will “barely” be able to begin on Jan. 19 — and it’ll be a 48-game schedule, according to NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly.
“It depends on ratification timeline for PA,” Daly told the Canadian Press via email. “But it’s looking more and more like 48 games is going to be the only option.”
The NHL’s Board of Governors is expected to meet in New York on Wednesday to cast its vote on the CBA.
There’s no official schedule for the NHLPA to vote, but it’s believed the union wants to take its time reviewing the agreement, hence the Saturday deadline.
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He played less than three minutes in Game 4.
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“If he sees the puck, he’s going to be almost impossible to beat.”
Jun 19, 2013, 11:54 PM EDT
His middle name isn’t “Game Over.” We checked.
Jun 19, 2013, 11:40 PM EDT
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Jun 19, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT
The Bruins won’t give up.
Jun 19, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT
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Jun 19, 2013, 9:22 PM EDT
Vancouver Canucks would appreciate the cap space.
Jun 19, 2013, 9:06 PM EDT
Michal Handzus scores first, Rich Peverley ties it.
Jun 19, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT
The money part has been settled, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston.
Jun 19, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT
In case you were worrying about another late scratch.
Jun 19, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT
The Swede wasn’t getting benched during playoff games, for one.
Jun 19, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT
Tough timing for free agent Mason Raymond.
Jun 19, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT
37-year-old ‘tender ready to call it a career.
Jun 19, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT
That’s a picture of Mike Komisarek.
Jun 19, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT
Pittsburgh’s Dan Bylsma considered to be a favorite for the position.
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