The CBA has been ratified. The Memorandum has been been Understood. Unlock the gates and open the hypothetical doors. Let's play some hockey.

? Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) January 13, 2013UPDATE: Free agency, waivers and trades are allowed starting around midnight.

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Now all we're waiting for is the signed and agreed Memo of Understanding and then we'll get an official schedule and player movement.

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Although the players wrapped up their electronic CBA voting process at 8 a.m., there's still be no word on the basically assured passed of the CBA. The NHLPA says that will come later Saturday when the sides finalize the Memorandum of Understanding.

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