NEW YORK (KTVI)- Hockey fans are happy Sunday. After more than 100 days, the National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association have reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement. The deal was struck around 4:00am Sunday. It was the result of a marathon negotiating session of more than 16 hours that began at a New York hotel Saturday afternoon.
The two sides reached an agreement in principle. The plan is to play a season, of about half of originally scheduled games; with those games starting no later than January 18th. The new agreement must be approved by both the players and owners
Details on the schedule have yet to be released. Each team should play a minimum of 48 games .
A total 526 games were scheduled from the start of the regular season on October 11 through December 30, nearly 43% of the season.
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