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NHL, union have tentative agreement

Updated: January 8, 2013, 12:58 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr stood side by side in the early hours of Sunday morning to announce there was a framework in place for a new collective bargaining agreement.

Although the deal still requires language clarification, legal fine-tuning and ratification from both sides, a verbal agreement has been reached on the major points that will end the lengthy lockout.

"We still ...

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