Is the lockout coming to an end?

October 16, 2012

So as I was blogging for broad street buzz earlier complaining about nothing really happening with the negotiation talks, something actually was happening. Of course as soon as I tweeted the link to my article,  news broke out about a new potential deal between the NHLPA and the Owners.

It was the league who actually proposed the new deal. The proposal is a 50/50 split of hockey related revenue that would be valid for at least six years. Their purpose for this proposal is to make sure that the fans actually get to see hockey this year and a full season. If it goes through the NHL will drop the puck on November 2nd with plans to add games into the current schedule to reach 82 games. The proposal also does not include rollbacks on player’s current contracts.

So it is going to happen? Well nothing is set in stone yet and of course the NHLPA is going to sit on this proposal for a while to read through it and decide if it is the best option. This is exciting news and a lot of fans like myself are sitting there crossing their fingers and hoping this happens. Just don’t hold your breath just yet.

About D.Vasso

I am a recent graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where I hold a BA in English with a minor in creative writing. My career aspirations lie mostly in novel writing, but I also have an interest in sports journalism. I wrote soccer and hockey articles for my University's student newspaper and I currently write for two other sports blogs in addition to Ballhyped. I am the NHL beat writer for Ballhyped, and pretty much live and breathe for the sport of ice hockey.

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