NHL Lockout: Players’ Association Resolve Is Strong, Unified Under Fehr

September 21st, 2012 by James Wrabel, Jr. Leave a reply »
As the NHL Lockout reaches a lifespan of almost a week, both sides are adamant on their positions. 

In other words, they're refusing to budge, as today marks what would've been the start of training camp for most teams, including the New York Rangers.

TSN's legal analyst Eric Macramella informed the masses yesterday of a NHLPA memorandum that made its way to all is members, outlining the latest details on their version of a CBA, among other aspects.

The bargaining stance is still the same. In the first three years of the CBA, the players would get $1.91 billion, $1.98 billion and $2.1 billion, which is a share of revenue of 54.3 percent, 52.5 percent and 52 percent, respectively. The fourth and fifth years would see the PA getting $2.1 billion, plus a 54 percent share.

The NHLPA has also proposed a team revenue sharing program by creating an Industry Growth Fund for struggling teams. It includes the Phoenix Coyotes, New York Islanders, Nashville Predators, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets and Florida Panthers automatically participating.

The telling part of the memorandum is Macramella's feelings o ...

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