Update: NHL Offers New Proposal to NHLPA: Is This the One to Get It Done?

December 28th, 2012 by Eric Steitz Leave a reply »
UPDATE: Pierre LeBrun has outlined the letter sent to the clubs about the league's proposal.



Change free agency start from July 1 to July 10 (LeBrun) 10-Year CBA with eight-year opt-out (LeBrun) $60 million salary cap (LeBrun) Salary Arbitration and Group 3 UFA remains the same (Darren Dreger-TSN) NHL wants camp to open on January 12. Aiming for a Jan. 19 start. (ProHockeyTalk) NHLPA working on counter proposal (ProHockeyTalk) Pierre LeBrun of ESPN has reported that the NHL has sent the NHL Players' Association another proposal. This one even includes some movement by the owners on such issues as contract variance and contract term limits.

Things that remain from previous offers are the $300 million "Make-Whole provision" and one buyout that will not count against the salary cap.

Per LeBrun's report, Details of the new offer include:

• Term limit on player contracts moves to six years from the five years NHL asked in previous offers (seven years if you're re-signing your own player).

• Year-to-year salary variance moves from five percent (NHL's previous offers) to 1 ...

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