NHL makes new offer to players … 50-50 share of revenues and no salary rollbacks; season could start Nov. 2

The NHL has made a new offer to players and it looks like it’s a good one that could bring an end to the lockout.

The league has offered a 50-50 split in hockey-related revenues across the board, along with no salary rollbacks.

If accepted, the league would play an entire 82-game schedule this season and it would begin on Nov. 2.

Here is the story off tsn.ca.

The NHL put a new offer on the bargaining table for the NHL Players’ Association on Tuesday morning, which includes a 50/50 split of hockey-related revenue across the board and contingent on an 82-game season beginning Nov. 2.

“We hope we’ve given our best shot,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters on Tuesday afternoon.

Bettman added that the offer calls for no salary rollback and the revised schedule – if implemented – would see every team play an extra game every five weeks.

Negotiations resumed Tuesday in Toronto in the NHL’s labour dispute with the NHL Players Association – the first in five days following two days of meetings in New York last week. Key negotiators Bettman, Bill Daly and Donald and Steve Fehr were in attendance as both sides looked to start bridging the gap on core economic issues.

Both sides have communicated regularly since the lockout began on Sept. 15, but with little to no progress so far as the meetings have focused on non-core economic discussions.

Neither side had formally tabled an offer since Sept. 12.


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