Pierre LeBrun at ESPN.com reports that an anonymous player has stated that the NHL has made a new offer to the NHLPA.
There is no scheduled meeting between the sides set for today as the NHLPA needs time to review the lengthy and detailed offer from the league.
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 5 percent (NHL's previous offers) to 10 percent.
• Each team will be allowed one compliance buyout before the 2013-14 season that will not count against the salary cap but will count against the players' share.
• The Make Whole provision stays at $300 million.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly would not confirm the report.
...let me guess, the NHLPA responds with a counter offer that insults the NHL and we're back to square one.
And here I was building a Ranger cave for myself becuase I scare my children during games.... Guess I can scrap that...
@TheNYRBlog that's because Fehr is only concerned with his union score card...and the players/owners are 2 stubborn & greedy #nofanloyalty
"the NHLPA responds with a counter offer that insults the NHL and we're back to square one."
Yup, but expect the union to file to disclaim interest in the next few days.
I was thinking the same things Kevin - owners make offer just to make themselves look good and then use the blame game on the NHLPA when they dont accept it
Is Fehr still advising the players? At this point the owners have been more than fair. The players probably have a few weeks before the season is cancelled and they lose a year of their perishable careers.
@TheNYRBlog That's what I'm expecting. I'm sure Fehr will try to get more now that he sees the NHL bending a bit.