NHL, NHLPA reach agreement in principle
The NHL and the players' association reached an agreement in principle Wednesday on a six-year labor deal, ending a lockout that wiped out last season.
It's a new day," Philadelphia Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock told The Associated Press. "It's pretty exciting." Both sides still need to ratify the deal, a pact that is expected to contain a salary cap - something players' union executive director Bob Goodenow never wanted. That process is expected to be completed next week, the league and the union said in a joint news release.
"To be totally honest, I really don't care what the deal is anymore. All I care about is getting the game back on the ice," Flayers star Jeremy Roenicksaid in a telephone interview during a celebrity golf event in Nevada.