• Players will meet Thursday morning, then vote either in person or through the Internet.
• NHL Players Association leaders and Commissioner Gary Bettman and will hold a joint news conference around 5 p.m. ET.Now 4pm per Sportsnet.
• Agents will be briefed Thursday and Friday.
• Board of governors will begin meeting at 1 p.m. ET Friday.
• Bettman will hold a news conference, beginning around 3.
• Draft lottery announcement will be made afterward, televison coverage begins at 4pm on ESPN News and some Comcast Networks in the US. TSN in Canada will have coverage throughout the day.
The rank and file knows what the new collective bargaining agreement says, and because it contains a cap, they will be back on the ice come October.
The vote on the new CBA was expected to take place midmorning, and the meeting was due to wrap up following lunch.