VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
BOX/MMA
CFL
More
Betting Tools

 
NHL players to begin voting Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) - NHL players will have 36 hours from Thursday night until Saturday morning to vote on the new labor deal that would end the four-month lockout.

Advertisement
The players' association announced that electronic voting will begin Thursday at 8 p.m. EST and will last until Saturday at 8 a.m. The union said it will announce the result after voting is finished.

If a majority of the more than 700 players choose to accept the deal that NHL owners unanimously ratified on Wednesday, training camps will open Sunday, and a 48-game regular season will begin Jan. 19.

A tentative agreement was reached early Sunday, the 113th day of the lockout, after a 16-hour negotiating session in New York.

The new deal is for 10 years, but either side can opt out after eight. The previous collective bargaining agreement was in effect for seven seasons.

The lockout began on Sept. 16, and forced the cancellation of 510 games, beginning with opening day on Oct. 11. The outdoor Winter Classic and the All-Star game were also wiped out this season.

The NHL says it will release a new schedule once the ratification process is completed.

A memorandum of understanding that has been in the drafting process by the two sides this week must be signed before training camps open.

The players' association wanted as much of the document as possible to be completed before voting began.

Leading up to Thursday's start time for voting, the union has been busy calling players and agents to educate them about the changes and additions to the tentative agreement.

Assuming the deal is approved by the players, as expected, there will be only six days between the opening of camps and the start of the season. No preseason games will be played.

Copyright 2018 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
BetOnline.ag: Vegas Wins and Loses
News: Stanley Cup Final Odds
News: Playoff Betting Results
Caps' run to Cup ends 20-year drought
Lights, casinos and home for Vegas
Bourque signs 1-year deal with Avs
Quinn couldn't pass up Rangers job
Sharks finalize 7-year deal with Kane
Sabres sign 2016 2nd-rd pick Asplund
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NHL Pro Hockey Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NHL Hot Streaks
6-0 L6 Picks, 13-3 +1,089 NHL Run
5-1 L6, 8-3 +636 L11, +1,898 TY
+2,691 Overall This Season
17-7 L24 Totals, +3,066 This Year
4 Playoff Wins in a Row (+435)
22-11, +1,31
+1,749 Net Profits This Year
2-0 Monday, 12-6 L18 G-Plays
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2017 NHL SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 3066
Matt Fargo + 2691
Gary Bart + 1898
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 1978
Matt Fargo + 769
Doc's Sports + 108
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 3324
Bruce Marshall + 1874
Doc's Sports + 855
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Matt Fargo + 2566
Kevin Rogers + 904
Bruce Marshall + 886
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
Matt Fargo + 1982
Bill Marzano + 1354
Kevin Rogers + 1141
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Rickenbach + 1048
Doc's Sports + 914
Gary Bart + 796
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership