with statements like 'a day or day-and-a-half of papering' could turn out to be a week. Also the fact that the members of the PA needs to look at it before it's announced could push it another week. And then the Board of Governors needs to meet. So, it's not done, and Stan's article cleverly states that while getting on the 'it's done' bandwagon.
"Minimum salary: The minimum salary will be $400,000. Under the old agreement, the league minimum was $175,000."
Salaries go down but the minum deal goes up by $225,000.
I think they try to shorten the gap between fourth liners, the rookies and the key players. It makes sense to me.
Now it begins to be interesting. Lots of player transaction, contract buy outs, rookies from Europe to NHL and older or career AHL'ers to Europe. Looks like we (JYP fans) will lose Immonen to New York...