One day after offering the locked out players a CBA that includes a 50/50 split of revenue, the NHL posted details of the offer online.
WEB EXTRA: NHL Proposal to NHLPA
The executive director of the National Hockey League Players Association wrote a letter to all players and agents on Tuesday night. Don Fehr said the offer "still represents reductions in player salaries."
WEB EXTRA: Don Fehr Letter to Players and Agents
The NHL made the offer to the players' association that proposes a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue and a full 82-game season starting Nov. 2.
As talks resumed Tuesday in Toronto between the league and the NHLPA, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the offer, which is crafted for - if nothing else - a quick response from the head of the players' association, Donald Fehr.
"It was done," Bettman said, "in the spirit of getting a deal done."
Fehr told reporters that the proposal is for six years.
"Our hope," he said, "after we review this is that there will be a feeling on the players' side that this will be a proposal from which we can negotiate and try and reach a conclusion."
The NHLPA is expected to resume negotiations with the NHL on Thursday.
The NHL locked out its players on Sept. 15, and the regular season was scheduled to begin on Oct. 11. A Nov. 2 start date would extend the season well into June, but would preserve some of the marquee events, such as the Jan. 1 Winter Classic in Michigan.
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