Report: Should NHL and NHLPA Consider Entering Into New CBA Now?

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman joined the “Tim and Sid show” on Sportsnet 590 Tuesday afternoon to discuss the current state of the NHL. Topics included the current salary cap issues for next season, including the players likely loss of significant money in escrow, and candidate solutions to address potential financial losses that could top one billion dollars in revenues.

Friedman stated he had a theory that the time was right for the NHL and the NHLPA to enter into a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) now, rather than next September.

A new CBA would allow both the League and the Players Association an opportunity to restructure financially, and would this provide a mechanism for dealing with potential losses accrued from the suspended play due to the COVID-19 virus.

The current Agreement runs ten years, expiring on September 15, 2022. The current Agreement was ratified by NHLPA membership on January 12, 2013, concluding a four-month lockout by NHL owners.

H/t Kukla’s Corner

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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