The national hockey League (NHL) and players ‘ Association have agreed on the plan to return to the game of the season 2020, as well as an extension of the four-year collective agreement, on Monday.
The qualification round, where 16 teams will compete in a size of 3 to 5, will begin on the 1st of August next. The teams have previously started their training camp, respective the 13 July, before jetting off to cities “-bubbles” on July 26.
The players will also not be in the obligation to relate with their team in Toronto or Edmonton. An absence will not result in any penalty or disciplinary measure.
The tentative agreement must be approved by the governors of the circuit Bettman before the changes are officially made.
According to TSN, it means that the players of the league will have a statutory right to participate in the olympic Games of 2022 and 2026.
The minimum wage would increase also of$ 700,000 to$ 800,000 by the season 2025-2026, by the end of the new agreement.
Those who wished to see the young defender Alexander Romanov with the Montreal canadiens this summer will have to resign themselves to wait.
According to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, the players who must sign contracts for entry into the NHL will be able to do it, but will lose a year of their agreement, and will not play during the tournament in summer.
The analyst shall also submit to the keeper Ilya Sorokin (New York Islanders) and striker Kirill Kaprizov (Wild-Minnesota), who find themselves in the same basket as the Romanovs.