With Major League Baseball possibly heading towards a lockout due to lingering talks on a new CBA, there's a possibility there won't be a baseball season. MLB can't afford to have another shortened baseball season with attendance dipping, so it needs a new CBA in place as soon as possible. They're not the only league that's headed towards a lockout, though.
With the coronavirus spreading, Gary Bettman is trying to renegotiate the current CBA to ensure a deferred payment from the players. This has angered the players and they have a good reason; contract renegotiation is forbidden under the current NHL CBA, which implies that Bettman is using dirty tactics. If the players respond by protesting this renegotiation, it could mean a lockout.
The NHL is a growing league, with expansion into Seattle on the horizon. The NHL can't afford another lockout (there was one in 2005-2006) since it will hurt television ratings, attendance, and more. Gary Bettman must stand back and not get too greedy. Otherwise, the league will be hurt beyond repair.
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