NHL Lockout: What Must Happen for Two Sides to End Work Stoppage by Thursday

October 23rd, 2012 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
In the overlong, ugly fiasco that is the 2012 NHL lockout, Thursday, Oct. 25 may prove to be the difference between a full 82-game season and a cold, hockey-less winter for despondent fans.

Though the league has already canceled games through Nov. 1, commissioner Gary Bettman has said those games can be made up if an agreement is reached by Thursday.

Via Reuters: 

Bettman said the postponed games could still be rescheduled, with a full season starting on November 2, if the players' union accepted the NHL proposal.

But he warned that time was running out and if a deal was not reached by October 25, there was no hope of playing a full season.

With such little time remaining before that deadline and the sides so far apart, there will have to be some major concessions for a deal to get done.

Here is a look at a few major places where the sides must agree for Thursday to be a source of joy instead of despair for hockey fans.  


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