Many feared the worst when they heard there may be another lockout for this season, much like the 2004-2005 lock out. Luckily today the NHL made a proposal for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (which prior to this, is what saved the NHL after that lockout). One in which will allow for the 2012-2013 season to have a full 82-game season.
Commissioner Gary Bettman proposed this new agreement at an hour long meeting he had with the National Hockey League Players’ Association, held at the Union office. ”We very much want to preserve a full 82-game season and in that light we made a proposal, an offer really,” Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We’re focused on getting the season started on Nov. 2. That’s what this offer was about.”
This is great news to those hockey fans out there. It’s also a relief to see we won’t go another year without hockey. Which means I will be able to see my Red Wings hoist the cup next year! I’m kidding (not really).