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Early on Sunday morning — day 113 of the lockout — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed from New York the two sides had reached a tentative agreement on the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement that will finally spark the beginning of the regular season. Details of the new CBA were not immediately released, and Bettman cautioned they still needed to be ironed out fully. The majority of both the NHL’s 30-member Board of Governors and NHL players still need to ratify the agreement.

Blah blah “Reports also suggested the season could start Jan. 15 at the earliest and Jan. 19 at the latest.”

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