NHL Lockout Officially Over
- Blackhawks players are no longer locked out by the NHL. But they’re pretty much locked out of the United Center for a while.
The NHL and NHLPA once again went deep into the night to hammer out the details of the Memorandum of Understanding that made the new collective bargaining agreement — ratified by the NHL Board of Governors on Wednesday and by the players Saturday morning — official and ended the lockout a little after 9 p.m. Saturday. That allowed teams to release their 48-game schedules, open training camp (the Hawks, begin Sunday) and make transactions.
And thanks to the Bulls, Disney on Ice, and Lady Gaga, the Hawks will play 10 of their first 12 games on the road, starting on Jan. 19 in Los Angeles against the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings.
Start repairing the damage.