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Sunday, January 6, 2013
Breaking down the NHL's new CBA

By Pierre LeBrun

NEW YORK -- My tweet went out at 5:09 a.m. ET announcing the NHL and the players’ association had agreed to a tentative agreement for a new collective bargaining agreement.

At last.

And certainly not without some of the oddest and most frustrating derailments and pitfalls in sports labor history.

We’re going to live with this document for the next decade, so might as well get to know it.

Let’s take a look at some of the components of this deal and the history behind how those elements came to be:

And now for some non-core issues that intrigued me: