The National Hockey League Players Association confirmed that they’re finalizing an agreement with the NHL Corporate Division. Contract details weren’t permitted to reporters until an inside source leaked critical data. It’s now known that this updated NHLPA Contract will be named “The Collective Bargaining Agreement” and sustain itself throughout six years. Sources indicated that all components of their contract were required to move forward with the “NHL Return to Play Series”. All 24 Teams would’ve refused competing if the corporate division denied.

This Memorandum of Understanding won’t become viable until the “NHL Board of Governors” permits the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The fallout of this contract could also apply if one of the twenty-four NHL teams determines their membership shouldn’t be supported. There are chances that specific organizations seeing benefits to extending negotiations will purposely decline membership with the Collective Bargaining Agreement. This would force professional hockey to cancel their 2020 Season, allowing lower-status outfits to revise their strategies for 2021.

Fallout on this level is purely speculation, with inside sources remaking that all parties will enter this agreement. Competing ensures that team-wide finances are resumed, which is ultimately more important for owners than strategic advantages. Supporters are expecting NHL to return their televised matches by August 1st. Below, readers will locate known conditions in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

NHL Training Camps are resuming between July 13th to 26th, with all teams expected to arrive in Edmonton & Toronto by the 27th. Official matches return on August 1st, with schedules permitting the Stanley Cup Playoffs to begin by October 2020. Sustainable plans could mean the completion of the NHLs 2020 season.

The Return to Play Opt-Out Clause enables all personnel employed with the National Hockey League to not compete in this years remaining matches. Penalties to Employment Contracts won’t be affected by opting out for the remainder of 2020. The NHL is exclusive when providing this option, with all other sports leagues penalizing players that Opt-Out.

The NHL Playoff Pool is doubling its valuation, reaching a standard of $32 Million. Players from the five highest-rated outfits at the “Return to Play Tournament” obtain an additional $20,000.00 for their 2020 season. This reward extends to $240,000.00 for players with the Stanley Cup-winning team.