NHL Lockout: League Gives Fans and Players Hope for a Season

October 16th, 2012 by Kevin Goff Leave a reply »
Hockey fans, you have a reason to be hopeful that we might actually end up with a season.

The best part, this could be a full, 82-game season that would start on November 2nd if the players and the league are able to do something that they haven't been able to do in quite a while, agree.

Today, as reported by ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the NHL put forth a significant offer that might get the puck dropped.

This offer is so significant because the league finally showed a willingness to budge on their key issues.

First, and most importantly, the league proposed a 50-50 split in hockey-related revenue with the players. 

The players might not like that they do go down from 57% to 50%, but they can at least agree that splitting things evenly is a fair deal, especially since both the NBA and NFL came to similar agreements.

Other important movements made by the league are as follows:

Salary arbitration is once again included in this agreement, so players will get that back.

Unrestricted free-agency is listed at eight years of service or once the player reaches 28 years of age, which is only a one-year d ...

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