NHL Lockout 2012: Latest News and Rumors on 2012-13 Season

October 19th, 2012 by Rob Goldberg Leave a reply »
The NHL lockout has continued through the month of October and the two sides are still very far apart. Here is all of the latest information regarding the new CBA negotiations.

UPDATE: Saturday, Oct. 20 at 12:05 p.m. ET by Matt Fitzgerald

NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr sent a letter out to the players Friday, which ESPN ran this morning. Fehr breaks down the three options drafted by the players' association as alternatives to the owners' demand of an immediate 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue (HRR). All of these proposals were dismissed by NHL owners rather swiftly, as Fehr notes:

Our hope was that the owners would find one of these three approaches worthy of serious discussion, but the owners rejected these ideas in less than 15 minutes, and further advised the players that their last offer was, in essence, a take it or leave it offer, subject to “tweaks only”.

The depreciation of players' stake in HRR is the biggest rubbing point between the two sides. Every alternative the players offered saw their hockey-related revenue diminish in each of the next five years.

Despite Gary Bettman's comments to th ...

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