May 7, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks at a press conference regarding the potential sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to the Jamison Group prior to game five of the 2012 Western Conference semifinals at Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

NHL Decides To Terminate Current CBA

On Wednesday morning the NHL filed its CBA termination notice to the NHLPA.

Set to expire on 15 September 2012, this action should not be much of a surprise to anyone, as the current CBA heavily favors the players, in terms of revenue sharing that is. With the recent renegotiation of the NBA and NFL agreements, which saw sport-related revenues players receive drop to 51% and 48% respectively, the NHL will be looking to lower the current 57% that skaters get. In addition to the monetary issues that surely will trump most discussions, player safety will (in theory) take an ever increasing role during the upcoming talks.

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– Jim Courteau

122 Days Until Impending Doom.

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