Stan Fischler breaking the news. http://www.msgnetwork.com/content_n...ticle&sports=ice-hockey&team=other&league=nhl Sportsnet reporting 6 year deal http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/arti...713_090348_2992 LA Times has some details http://www.insidebayarea.com/portlet/article/html/fragments/print_article.jsp?article=2844370 --------- ~ CBA is a six year deal ~ Players have option after year four, to renegotiate. ~ Do not expected a press conference, just press releases. Press conference depending on ratification at weeks end. Press conference to be on July 21st. ~ Bob McKenzie confirms 54 percent, payroll % at escrow, Cap floor at 21.5m, ceiling at 39m. Player can make 20% team max. 450k sal minimum PER player. 10:30am eastern Sportscenter. ~ Draft lottery could be held as early as next week, after ratification. ~ Players to vote on deal in Toronto and on NHLPA website http://www.nhlpasource.com/. ~ McKenzie says 12 noon NHLPA conference call is with team reps. Could be for ratification details. Vote could be in Toronto for local players, website for those not in Toronto. More details coming. 11:30am Sportscenter ~ Sidney Crosby has been told to be ready to be in Toronto for a draft lottery and CBA press conference for next Thursday[July 21st]. Per Bob McKenzie. ~ Entry draft to be held in Ottawa on Saturday, July 30th. Per Sportsnet/Fan590. ~ Ted Saskin confirms CBA deal to 640am Toronto. Conference now at 12noon eastern with players. ~Players meeting scheduled Tuesday[July 19th] thru Thursday[July 21st] for ratification voting. ~ NHL and NHLPA have released a presser regarding a tentative CBA agreement, depending on ratification. http://nhlpa.com/Content/Feature.asp?contentId=3473 http://www.nhl.com/news/2005/07/230330.html ~ Russ Conway from the Eagle Tribune reports on mojoradio that players after 7 years of service will become UFAs. Mentions Thornton and Iginla. Bob McKenzie has addressed this issue by saying it doesnt kick in until 2007. So Joe and Iginla are not UFAs until 2007. ~ Lottery Draft will be weighted. Every team will get atleast 1 ball. Per Bob McKenzie. ~ 2003 Unsigned Draftees[Carter/Richards etc] will have a window to sign with their clubs. Subjected to old CBA Rookie maximum minus 24%. With a 30% max signing bonus. Per Bob McKenzie.