NHL Lockout: League Makes Significant CBA Offer to NHLPA to Save 2012-13 Season

October 16th, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
The NHL took the next step toward making a new collective bargaining agreement on Tuesday by making a new proposal that calls for a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenues, according to Pierre LeBrun of TSN.

Bettman says offer contingent on having 82-game season which would begin Nov 2. Says league offered 50/50 share of HRR

— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) October 16, 2012 There was an awareness in #NHL offices that they needed to reach out and build some trust #NHLPA

— Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) October 16, 2012 League commissioner Gary Bettman made it clear that this process needs to be sorted out quickly for teams to start the season on November 2 (via Ren Lavoie of RDS):

Gary Bettman: "we have about nine or ten days to get this all put to bed, signed, sealed and delivered for this offer to be effective."

— Renaud P Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) October 16, 2012 One of the most interesting parts of the league's new proposal is that the owners aren't asking the players to rollback salaries (via Dan Rosen of NHL.com), which was something that the NHLPA has been adamant throughout this process that they won ...

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