Both organizations have come together on a collective bargaining agreement that will result in a shortened professional ice hockey season beginning later in the month.
He shoots, he scores, and he reaches a collective bargaining agreement may be the new refrain heard on Hockey Night In Canada this season.
The NHL and the players union emerged from a 16-hour marathon of negotiations at 6:00am Sunday morning.
"Don Fehr and I are here to tell you that we have reached an agreement.....There is still a lot of work to be done but the basic framework has been agreed upon," said the visibly exhausted NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaking from Manhattan's' Sofitel Hotel earlier this morning.
This agreement will replace the the former CBA which had expired on Sept. 15, 2012.