The NHL players voted in favor of ratifying the new CBA yesterday. 679 out of the 763 members (89%) placed a vote, with 667 voting yes and only 12 voting no.
At about 10:00 PM, the memo of understanding was signed, officially ending the NHL lockout.
*MOU (Memo of Understanding). Legally binding document that will suffice until full CBA is legally drawn up.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 12, 2013
With the memo signed, the NHL released this season’s schedule. Can view the entire schedule here.
Training camp opens this morning. The 2012-13 NHL season kicks off Saturday January 19th at 3:00 PM EST with three games on tap: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Ottawa at Winnipeg and Chicago at Los Angeles. Below is a list of opening day games.
|VISITING TEAM||HOME TEAM||TIME||NETWORK|
|Pittsburgh||Philadelphia||3:00 PM ET||NBC|
|Ottawa||Winnipeg||3:00 PM ET||CBC|
|Chicago||Los Angeles||3:00 PM ET||NBC|
|NY Rangers||Boston||7:00 PM ET||NHLN-US|
|Toronto||Montréal||7:00 PM ET||CBC,RDS|
|New Jersey||NY Islanders||7:00 PM ET|
|Washington||Tampa Bay||7:00 PM ET|
|Carolina||Florida||7:30 PM ET|
|Detroit||St. Louis||8:00 PM ET|
|Columbus||Nashville||8:00 PM ET|
|Phoenix||Dallas||8:00 PM ET|
|Colorado||Minnesota||9:00 PM ET|
|Anaheim||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET||CBC|