The NHL and the NHLPA have finally agreed to the framework of a new provisional 10-year Collective Bargaining Agreement, thus ending the negotiation at 113 days. Sure the I’s need dotting and the T’s need crossing, but we may just see a shortened NHL season which is something a lot of people did not expect.
The question remains though, what effect will these past 113 days have on the fanbase of hockey? Sure, it’ll stay strong in Canada, and in places like Detroit and Chicago, but what about the smaller markets like Phoenix? Like Nashville? Like Columbus? Only the future will tell..
As for the near future? Well… This becomes a reality.
P.S. Can we pleeeeeease re-sign Jamie Benn now? Please?