Tuesday, October 16, 2012

NHL made a significant offer

The NHL made a significant offer to the NHL Players' Association today, a proposal that could be the start of meaningful collective bargaining negotiations between the two sides. The league has offered a 50-50 split of revenue to players in the hope that the 2012-13 season can start on Nov. 2 and include a full slate of 82 games per team, commissioner Gary Bettman said.
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.

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