By now you probably know that the NHL is in the midst of the first full season of a three-year extension with the NHL Players’ Association.
But if you haven’t already, you need to know that you will be able to catch the action live and on-demand in the coming weeks, starting this coming Wednesday.
This is the first season of the NHL’s new television deal with Fox Sports and Fox Sports GO, and the first one that will stream on-premises.
And that means you will soon be able stream live hockey on Fox Sports Go and Fox TV Everywhere, and Fox and FOX Sports GO will also provide access to the NHL Network.
Here’s how it works: You can watch all your favorite NHL games in HD on a TV or monitor, and there’s also a built-in DVR that can record up to eight hours of hockey.
The best part?
This is just the beginning for the NHL, which will have access to a new online streaming service that will be launched next year that will offer even more features, including live scores, in-game coverage and a complete slate of live game coverage, including pre-game shows.
The big news for NHL fans is that this new deal comes as a result of a new collective bargaining agreement that went into effect on July 1, 2020, and was designed to give the players a bigger say in the future direction of the league.
The NHLPA, which represents the players and has been trying to convince the NHL to include a full-time representative in the negotiation process, is now the one pushing for more representation.
And in addition to the new TV deal, the players have also been pushing for a two-year, $4.2 billion agreement to expand the NHL into a 20-team league.
But there are still a few issues that still need to be resolved before the NHL can begin to negotiate on its own with the players, and that’s why this is an important first step.
For starters, the teams need to get their feet wet with the new service.
There are two things that have to happen first: the teams will have to get the TV rights, which are expected to be announced later this month, and they will have the right to negotiate directly with the league to get them.
For example, the league has agreed to pay Fox a fee for exclusive rights to the league’s games on Fox, and if the teams don’t get their rights to those games, the deal could be very difficult to renegotiate.
On the other hand, if the league decides to enter negotiations directly with Fox and Fox will negotiate the TV deal with the teams directly, it will give the league more bargaining power.
That would be a big deal for the players because they have been lobbying the league for a long time to get to the table with Fox.
So it could also be a huge boost for the teams, because it would give them more leverage.
The other big issue for the league right now is that the players’ negotiating team has been very vocal about wanting to include the NHL in the new sports-broadcasting deal.
The players want to be included in that agreement because they believe that is what is best for the game and the game’s fans, and also because the players are a vocal supporter of the new collective-bargaining agreement.
There is also a lot of sentiment in the union about having the NHL team in the arena.
So we’re not ruling that out.
The next step for the union is to figure out what the next steps are, how it will handle the negotiations, and how it wants to get these things sorted out.
That’s where things will get tricky for the future.
This could be a very contentious negotiation, with the union wanting to go for a full contract that includes a full representation of the players.
Or it could be an all-or-nothing negotiation, which would leave both sides in the dark about what the other side is offering.
And it’s possible that the league and the union could come to some kind of compromise that is acceptable to both sides.
But the players aren’t about to go down that road.
They are already working to improve the collective bargaining process, and we expect that they will get better at that in the next few months.
And the fact that they are already doing that shows that they understand that the next contract is going to be much more important than the last.