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01-09-2013, 02:37 PM
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NHL governor inside the room via text: ``It's been ratified.''

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Important to remember that players haven't ratified the deal yet. They're expected to hold their vote Thursday-Friday

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Update from NHLPA: vote is now expected to be held Friday-Saturday, no longer Thursday-Friday
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NEW YORK - The NHL board of governors rubber-stamped the details of the league's new 10-year collective-bargaining agreement with players, leaving only the NHL Players' Association ratification as the only event needed for the 2012-13 season to start on Jan. 19.

The owners' vote was unanimous, Boston Bruins owners Jeremy Jacobs said.

Commissioner Gary Bettman began his news conference by apologizing to players, sponsors and fans.

He said the fact that deal is for 10 years "guarantees our attention will stay where it belongs: on the ice."

It's expected that the players will accept the deal by Saturday, allowing training camps to open on Sunday.

Bettman said that Olympic participation and realignment will be dealt with later.

The new deal, reached Sunday just before 5 a.m., ET on Day 113 of the lockout, allows for the two sides to split hockey-related revenue 50-50. In the previous CBA, players received 57%.

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