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1. General Questions

1.1 Where can I find a copy of the CBA and what changed from the old CBA?
  1. Where can I find a copy of the CBA?
    -- In .pdf format from NHL website:
    -- In .pdf format from NHLPA website:
    -- In .doc format (zipped, does not include Exhibits or Letter Agreements):
  2. What's new or changed in the CBA?
    -- NHL summaries and faqs:
1.2 2011-12 Key Dates

July 1, Free agent period begins
July 5: Deadline for RFA players to elect arbitration
July 6: Deadline for teams to elect arbitration with RFA player
Jul 20-Aug 4: Arbitration hearings held (decisions due within 48 hours)
Aug 6: Arbitration decisions due
Aug 15: Deadline to sign drafted graduating seniors
Aug 17-18: NHL Research & Development camp, Toronto
Sep 16: Training camps (vets) open
Oct 6: Season opens
Oct 7-8: European Premiere
Oct 26: Lester Patrick celebration (St Paul, MN)
Nov 7-17: 2011 Subway Super Series (CHL)
Nov 8-13: U20 Four Nations Cup
Nov 12: Hall of Fame Game, Toronto
Nov 13: Hall of Fame Legends Classic
Nov 14: Hockey Hall of Fame Induction ceremony
Dec. 1, Deadline for Group II RFAs to sign (and play during season)
Dec 5-6: NHL Board of Governors Meeting, Pebble Beach, CA
Dec 12: US Hockey Hall of Fame Induction ceremony
Dec 19-27: NHL Roster Freeze
Dec 24-25: NHL Holiday break
Dec 26-Jan 5: IIHF World U20 Championship (Edmonton, Calgary, AB)
Jan 2: Winter Classic
Jan 26-30: NHL All Star Break
Jan 28: NHL All Star Super Skills
Jan 29: NHL All Star Game, Ottawa
Jan 31-Feb 1: Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (Kelowna, BC)
Feb 11: Hockey Day in Canada (from Prince Edward Island)
Feb 17-19: Hockey Across America
Feb 19: Hockey Day in America
Feb 27 3pm ET: NHL Trade deadline
Mar 12-14: NHL General Managers Meeting (Boca Raton, FL)
Mar 23-25: NCAA Regionals
Apr 5-7: NCAA Frozen Four (Tampa, FL)
Apr 7: End of NHL Regular Season (15 games)
Apr 10?: NHL Draft Lottery
Apr 11: Start of NHL Playoffs
Apr 12-22: IIHF U18 World Championship (Czech Republic)
May 4-20: IIHF World Championship (Helsinki, FIN; Stockholm, SWE)
May 5-13: 2012 RBC Cup (Humbolt, SK)
May 18-27: CHL Memorial Cup (Shawinigan, QC)
May 28-Jun 2: NHL Draft Combine, Toronto
June 1: Deadline to sign 2010 draftees, early-leave college draftees
June 1: Early deadline to sign 2011 draftees
June 15: Last possible day for Stanley Cup to be awarded
June 15 (or 48 hours after Cup awarded, whichever is later) - June 30: Buyout period
June 15 (or 48 hours after Cup awarded, whichever is later): Deadline for first club-elected salary arbitration
Jun. 20, NHL Awards™, Las Vegas, NV
Jun. 22-23, NHL Entry Draft, Pittsburgh, PA
Jun. 25 (or the Monday after the Entry Draft, whichever is later): Qualifying offers due

1.3 What is the salary cap for 2011-2012?
-- The Upper Limit is $64.3 million; the Midpoint $56.3 million; and the Lower Limit $48.3 million.

1.4 What is the draft pick compensation for signing an RFA to an offer sheet if the original team doesn't match?
-- For 2009-10:
-- For 2010-11:
-- For 2011-12:

2012-2013 RFA Offer Sheet Compensation
Offer Compensation
$1,110,249 or below No Compensation
Over $1,110,249 to $1,682,194 3rd round pick
Over $1,682,194 to $3,364,391 2nd round pick
Over $3,364,391 to $5,046,585 1st round pick, 3rd
Over $5,046,585 to $6,728,781 1st round pick, 2nd, 3rd
Over $6,728,781 To $8,410,976 Two 1st Round Picks, 2nd, 3rd
Over $8,410,976 Four 1st Round Picks

1.5 Duration of the CBA
When does the CBA expire?
- From Section 3.1 of the CBA:
-- 6/21/10: NHLPA votes to extend CBA to 9/15/12.
-- The agreement runs until September 15, 2011, after which it will automatically extend year-to-year unless either the NHL or NHLPA elect to cancel.
If either side chooses to cancel the CBA, notice must be given at least 120 days before the Sep 15th auto-renewal date [May 18th].
- The NHLPA has two special options that supersede the above agreement terms:
-- The NHLPA had the option to terminate the CBA on Sep 15th, 2009 with 120 days notice. This option was not exercised.
-- The NHLPA has the option to extend the CBA an additional year till Sep 15th, 2012 with 120 days notice prior to Sep 15, 2011. Option exercised.

1.6 Other hockey league CBA expiration dates
  1. AHL-PHPA CBA expires August 31, 2014
  2. ECHL-PHPA CBA expires June 30, 2013
  3. CHL-PHPA CBA expires (circa) May 31, 2012
  4. NHL-NHLOA CBA expires August 31, 2014
8/8/2010: Negotiations are still ongoing towards successor agreements for the AHL and CHL.
9/7/2010: Agreement reached on CHL-PHPA deal.
10/6/2010: Agreement reached on NHL-NHLA deal; ratified 10/27.
10/8/2010: Agreement reached on AHL-PHPA agreement

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