NHL Lockout A Possibility As Collective Bargaining Agreement To Expire In September

Arthur Staple reports on the latest from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman regarding the possibility of a lockout:

↵
↵

Bettman: "We reiterated to the union that the owners will not play another year under the current agreement." PA told same for past year.

↵
↵

There's still time left to reach an agreement, but it appears that if one isn't in place by September 15, players for the Penguins and around the rest of the NHL could be locked out. (Bettman says that the league and the players would have to be "close" to a deal by that point in order to avoid a lockout.)

↵

The players are expected to make a counterproposal for a new labor deal on Tuesday. They are willing to play this year under the current CBA, but teams aren't interested in that -- they're currently unhappy with the amount of league revenue the players are getting.

↵

Via Travis Hughes.

↵

For more on the NHL's labor situation, check out SBNation.com's StoryStream on the topic.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.