NEW NHL PROPOSAL

The NHL made a new proposal Tuesday to the Player's Association. The length reportedly is six years, same as the previous offer, but hockey-related revenue would be split 50-50 with no salary rollback for the players. The new offer is contingent on a full 82-game schedule beginning Nov. 2. If approved, training camps likely would open late next week.

*Here are some of the key points:

  • Fifty-fifty split

    In addition to the 50-50 split in hockey-related revenue, there would be no salary cuts for players. Also, teams would be allowed to go over the salary cap for the first season of the agreement, according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.

  • Eligibility for unrestricted free agency would be age 28 or eight years of NHL service

    The league originally wanted to raise unrestricted free agency to age 30. In the old agreement, it's 27 years of age or seven years of NHL service. Players likely to want to keep it at 27, but not expected to be a sticking point.

    Entry level contract terms

  • Entry level contracts

    ESPN's LeBrun reporting it would drop from three years to two years, making it even easier for NHL to attract top European talent.

    *Source: Spector's Hockey



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