The NHLPA is reviewing the proposal and will hold a conference call including its executive and negotiating committees at 5 p.m. today. Union boss Donald Fehr said the owner's offer was for a CBA of at least six seasons.
"We very much want to preserve a full 82-game season, and in that light, we made a proposal, an offer, really that is our best shot at preserving an 82-game regular season and playoffs," Bettman said. "This offer that we
made obviously was contingent upon having an 82-game regular season.