NHL lockout recap -- How we got here
Three months after the LA kings hoisted the Stanley. The NHL's collective bargaining agreement it was set to expire on September 15. The league and its players association failed to reach agreement on NBC BA. While the NHL season is officially on ice soon after the NHL canceled the pre season at the first few weeks of the regular season. Several Blackhawks including Patrick -- That's not the play overseas in Europe. While frustration mounted for those involved in lockout -- all of a sudden. You know signing a deal would that change your life in. And makes things better for union family and someone tries to take an early afternoon it all -- hard. Hard work and dedication right. It's insulting. Quite frank it's -- we'll. In November at the leak it -- cancellations of their showcase new years day event the winter classic as well as the all star game. That in early December the lock out -- escalated to Indy Lights. We think there is a complete agreement on dollars. If that's the case. We think it is. It wouldn't seem to be very much reason why we shouldn't be able to conclude an agreement in the near term. But just thirty minutes later Donald Fehr returned to the podium with a different story. Some things everything that's not clear is off the table we don't know what that means. -- know we'll figure it out at some point I suppose if looks like this is not going to be resolved in the immediate future. I'm not sure they're spinning. Our soul into an emotional frenzy. Over there may -- were close and we're going to be playing hockey tomorrow is is terribly unfair to our fans and it's unfair to this process. No NHL hockey time for the holidays but. Patrick Kane dazzled for hockey fans that your. It's like to move down -- It feels okay most of the. Does not now. And with the new year came -- you hope at the drop dead date approached mediators were prodded to facilitate tops which stirred the marathon session that. Finally reached a resolution in the early morning hours of day 113. At the lockout. We have to go through a ratification. Process. The board of governors has to prove it truly excited obviously the players have to prove it is well. And hopefully within just a very few days. That the fans can get back to watching. People who are skating -- and not the two of us. After nearly four months of talks the NHL has a new C -- and fans now have their hockey back in -- Oil Comcast sports.
Pat Boyle recaps the timeline of the NHL lockout, ranging from the Kings' Stanley Cup victory to Sunday's conclusion - 1/6