One step closer to Leafs hockey as the NHL and NHLPA agree on Return to Play protocols

We’re still not there with the CBA…yet, but the league and PA have slapped together 40 page document which will define what summer hockey looks like.

NHL and NHLPA have finalized tentative agreement on RTP Phase 3/4 protocols but are continuing to work on finalizing the details of the CBA MOU.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2020

The entire package — RTP and CBA — will need to be ratified by NHLPA executive committee and then a full membership vote but no ratification will take place until the CBA MOU is complete. Also will require ratification by NHL Board of Governors.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2020
So yeah, it’s ready, but we’re still in a holding pattern until the CBA is ready as well. It seems like they could be voting in the next couple of days, but we also heard they could be voting Saturday, and we’re getting close to July 13th start date for training camps, which could potentially be delayed if this doesn’t come together soon. I’m going to be optimistic about this, as all it will take is the ratification to occur before …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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