NHL lockout over as owners, players reach agreement

The NHL season would consist of 48 games and begin on Jan. 19, although there is still a chance at a 50-game season.

Early Sunday morning, the NHL and the NHL Players Association declared the 113-day lockout over. The sides, which had been meeting in New York, announced they had come to a preliminary settlement on a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement.

The NHL season would consist of 48 games and begin on Jan. 19, although there is still a chance at a 50-game season.

The NHL and NHLPA have come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement, which will effectively end the lockout and allow the league to resume regular operations.

After 16 hours of tense talks, the NHL and its players finally achieved their elusive deal early Sunday morning, finding a way to restart a sport desperate to regain momentum and boost its prominence. Ending a bitter dispute that wiped out a large part

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