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01-08-2013, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by rojac View Post
If either side chooses to opt out after year 8 (and I believe there needs to be notification a fair bit before the actual opt-out) then the CBA would end at the 8 year mark and they would need to negotiate a new CBA just like at the end of the any CBA.

I'm also pretty sure that one side or the other would actually have to decide the end the CBA at the ten year mark; otherwise, it would just continue. That was the case with the 2005 CBA which actually ended in 2011 but was extended until 2012 because neither side decided to end it in 2011.
NHLPA had the option to extend and they did. If it was up to the BofG and Bettman I'm sure they would have ended it back then.

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