Following a marathon 16-hour negotiation on the 113th day of the lockout, the NHL owners and the players association have finally struck a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement. The term of the deal is for 10 years and will salvage what’s left of the 2012-13 season.
It’s official. As of 12am Sunday morning, the current collective bargaining agreement expired. With no agreement in place, the owners have decided to lock out the players, putting the 2012-13 season in jeopardy.
The Kings entered the league in 1968 during the first of many expansions by the NHL and have sat idly by watching other teams hoist the cup and call themselves champions. Now it’s Los Angeles’ turn to revel in that glory.
The 2012 Stanley Cup is set to begin Wednesday May 30th between the eighth seeded Los Angeles Kings and the sixth seeded New Jersey Devils. It is one of the most unlikely matchups in years.
The Edmonton Oilers will select first in the 2012 NHL Entry draft for the third straight year, the first team to do so since the Quebec Nordiques did in the late from 1989-91. This was anther blow to the Columbus Blue Jackets, who just can’t buy a break.