"What we expect to do (Tuesday) is to put forth an alternative view as to what we should do next," NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr said. "That's the best way I can put it."
The initial offer from the NHL called for a lowering of the players' share in revenue and introduced new contract restrictions, among other things.
Here's Gary Bettman on the forthcoming NHLPA proposal...
"I'm interested, very interested. We'll have to wait and see. I'm not going to try and speculate as to what they're going to present. I have no idea."
Bettman said last week that the players will be locked out if a new CBA is not agreed on by the September 15th deadline.
TSN also speculates that the NHLPA proposal may include a luxury tax for teams that spend above a specific threshold.
...while I'm excited that the NHLPA is finally ready to present their proposal, I'm not sure I like that it's an alternative proposal over a counter proposal. To me that pretty much guarantees that the players plan is going to ignore the owner's initial offer and lay out their own vision of the future of the NHL, meaning we're not going to be any closer to a final agreement.
...September 15th is rapidly approaching with sadly no end to this madness in sight.
Unbelievable - this would be the 3rd stoppage under Bettman. No wonder they don't announce his name anymore when he presents a trophy in an arena. Did anyone else notice that when he presented the cup in LA the announcer simply said , "and now to present the stanley cup, the commissioner of the NHL" but he was not named!
This little wormy bastard of a commissioner is gonna cost us another season. It's obvious that no matter how many proposals and counter proposals go back and forth that a lockout is pretty much a certainty. Buttman Sucks! Period!
Oh man, a new post from Kevin!?
all hockey fans ( especially us as ranger nuts ) need to start letting BOTH sides know that if they don't get their heads out of their as*es that the FANS just might lock them out. we're the ones that control their destiny, if we don't go to watch or turn our tv's on then they are the ones that will be screwed !!!! they need to learn that lesson because without us they're dogs**t !! if they finally understand this, then the fans are sitting in the driver's seat "BOYCOTT THE NHL"
@graves9 I know they have to submit their own vision, but I'd rather they start working on compromises now. Sept. 15th will b here soon.
@TheNYRBlog Why do they have to compromise everything while the owners refuse to compromise anything?
@TheNYRBlog Name one good thing Bettman has done for the NHL? He got his cba last time and now it's not good enough.
@graves9 I meant both sides. It's usually a give & take. Owners came with initial, then players need to counter. Not just present alternate.
Shure looks like there will be NO HOCKEY as of Sept 15th.I figured this once the Stanley Cup went to Hollywood