While the start of training camp and restricted free agent situations have been all over the headlines in recent weeks, there was something way bigger looming.
The NHL and NHLPA both had the opportunity to re-open the CBA and look at a possible lockout if some changes weren't made.
In August the NHL declined to re-open the CBA and left the final decision in the hands of players on Monday.
When all is said and done the NHLPA decided to leave things how they are for now.
"While players concerns with the current CBA, we agree with the league that working together to address those concerns is the preferred course of action instead of terminating the agreement following this season,” NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr said.
“We have been having discussions with the league about an extension of the CBA expect that those talks will continue. "
The league and NHLPA had problems during both recent negotiations losing a full season in 2004-05 and half a season in 2012-13.
The NHLPA announced today that the Executive Board has declined to reopen the CBA with the NHL following the 2019-20 season. The current CBA remains in effect through the 2021-22 season. The NHLPA advised the League of its decision earlier today. pic.twitter.com/IdZZT9HXL7
— NHLPA (@NHLPA) September 16, 2019