After 113 days and 16 hours of mediating, the NHL and the NHLPA have come to terms on their new collective bargaining agreement. The final meeting that started on Saturday the 5th and ended in the wee hours of Sunday has NHL players everywhere rejoicing!
You can catch up on the, now past tense, 2012-2013 NHL lockout here.
The new agreement set in place guarantees up to 10 seasons lockout. Once the eight season is over, should be sides agree, there is an option to opt-out of the agreement. Among other new clauses, NHL players’ contracts cannot exceed seven years unless they are re-signing with the same team in which case their contract must not exceed eight years. Players contracts may not deducted by more than 35 percent from year to year, preventing back sliding contracts.
The biggest disagreement the NHL and NHLPA encountered was the 2012-2013 salary cap. They have come to an agreement on $64.3 million with a floor of $44 million.
Once a few technicalities are taken care of and knots are tied, the NHL season should begin sometime between January 15th and 19th. Being that half of the season has been missed there will be around 48 and 50 games. No team schedules are out as of yet but are expected to be released over the next few days.
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Basketball Cheat Sheet One
- The team with the basketball is offense.
- The team without the basketball is defense.
- There are always five players from each team on the court.
- In the second half of the game, teams switch to the opposite basket that they have used during the first half.
- Each quarter is 12 minutes long.
- Teams have a 24 second shot clock to make a basket.
- Shots made at the foul line are worth one point each.
- Shots made out side of the three-point line arc are worth three points.
- Shots made from within the three-point line arc are worth two pints.
- If a player is fouled while making a shot outside of the three-point arc, they are given three shots at free throw line if they miss the basket. If the player makes the shot they receive the three points for the basket made and one shot at the free throw line.
- If a player is fouled while making a shot inside of the three-point arc, they are given two shots at free throw line if they miss the basket. If the player makes the shot they receive the two points for the basket made and one shot at the free throw line.
- Each player has a five foul limit in a game.
- Once a player commits their sixth foul, they are ejected from the game and must go to the locker room.
- Teams are alloted 5 team fouls per quarter.
- A rebound is when the non-shooting team recovers the ball after a basket.
- An offensive rebound is when the shooting team recovers the ball after amissed basket.
- Top of the key is a nickname for the outermost of the three point line arc.
- The “wing” on the court is the area on the court where the foul line extended and three point line arc meet.
- The paint is the area between the foul line and the base line.
The Girl On Sports,