Cba Agreement Nhl

In November 2004, it became clear that the entire 2004/2005 season was in danger and that “final efforts” had been made to avoid this, but little or no progress was made in the final months of 2004. The general consensus of many sports journalists and other knowledgeable observers was that if the entire 2004/2005 season were cancelled, the owners would attempt to open training camps in September 2005 for the 2005/2006 NHL season with “replacements” who are not members of the NHA or were willing to terminate their membership. The most important provision of the new collective agreement was a general salary cap for all NHL teams, which was linked to league revenues.

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