NHLPA Ratifies CBA, Season Still Not Started

By KBJR News 1

January 12, 2013 Updated Jan 12, 2013 at 6:31 PM CST

New York, NY (NNCNOW.com) --- The NHL Players' Association (NHL) has voted to ratify the new collective bargaining agreement, that coming three days after the unanimous ratification of the NHL Board of Governors.

Both sides now must sign a memo of understanding, which is simply an abridged version of the collective bargaining agreement, before any official season activities, including the release of the regular season schedule, can begin.

The NHLPA voted 667-12 in favor of ratification, with 11 percent of the league's players choosing not to participate in the vote.

Training camps are still expected to open Sunday with the first games set for Jan. 19, but none of that is official until the memo of understanding is signed.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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