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A 48-Game Season Is Expected

from TSN,

The National Hockey League appears to be set on a tentative date for puck drop on Saturday, Jan. 19.

In a memo sent out on Sunday night, the NHL suggested that its expectation is to open camps as early as Saturday en route to a 48-game schedule that will commence seven days later.

"Depending on the timing of that process, and the NHLPA's ratification process that is proceeding on a parallel track (although somewhat slower), we anticipate that Training Camps will open sometime between Saturday, January 12 and Monday, January 14," read the memo.

"We are hoping that we will be in a position to commence a 48-game NHL Regular Season beginning on Saturday, January 19 (All of these dates remain tentative at this point)."


added 11:26am,

via CP24,

The NHL is most likely to play a 48-game season after its new collective bargaining agreement is ratified.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Canadian Press on Monday morning that it's looking "more and more" like that is the maximum number of games that can be fit in.

There had been some hope when the tentative deal was reached early Sunday morning that a 50-game season might also be possible.

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664 million in lost PA revenue, then?


Posted by HockeyinHD on 01/07/13 at 12:36 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

$664 (plus) million in lost owner revenue, then?


Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 01/07/13 at 12:39 PM ET

LivinLaVidaLockout's avatar

$5 for a hot-n-ready, then?


Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 01/07/13 at 12:45 PM ET


$664 (plus) million in lost owner revenue, then?


Compare the owner profit margin to the player profit margin.

And then consider that the owners were only on the hook for 43% of revenue. 

And then consider that the owners will make back what they ‘lost’ either in 3 years max, or in the first time they add an expansion team, and that over the max term of the deal they’ll make back whatever they ‘lost’ 5 or 6 times over just from increased revenue share.

And then consider that the players will never see a dime of the 664 they let float away since they ended up taking less than they had before.

There needs to be a new term for how much of a bath the PA gave themselves on this one.  Pyrrhic victory refers to a victory won at too high a cost… but the PA didn’t even manage that.  They lost, badly, at too high a cost.

A Fehrian defeat?

Granted, I’m pretty sure the NHL found some way to bollocks the CBA up just like they did the last one, which I’m sure the 7 or 8 good GMs in the NHL will start exploiting shortly, but on the spreadsheet they kicked the PAs tail all over the place.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 01/07/13 at 02:49 PM ET

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