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Winners and losers in the NHL agreement

Updated: July 14, 2005, 5:34 PM ET
By Jim Kelley | Special to ESPN.com

After years of verbal infighting, a lost season and a seemingly endless round of negotiations, the National Hockey League and the NHL Players Association have come to terms on a new labor agreement.

The NHL shut down for 301 days, almost tripling its previous record (103 days, set during the 1994-95 lockout). The shutdown caused the cancellation of the entire 2004-05 regular season, playoffs and the Stanley Cup finals, all firsts in the history of the sport.

Although the collective ...

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