posted on October 16, 2012 16:37
The NHL is making a new labor proposal to the players in an effort to end the lockout.
The league says it is proposing a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue with no salary rollbacks. Commissioner Gary Bettman says the offer is contingent on an 82-game season that would begin November 2nd.
Union head Donald Fehr says they hope this new proposal from the league leads to a resolution.
“What our hope is, is that after we review this, is that there will be a feeling on the players’ side that this is a proposal from which we can negotiate and try and reach a conclusion," he said.
The NHL's previous proposal called for a 57-43 split of revenue favoring the owners. The league locked out the players after the previous collective bargaining agreement expired on September 15th. Regular season games have already been cancelled through Oct. 24.