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More CBA specifics: Players reportedly offer to “help teams in need”

Donald Fehr

Donald Fehr, executive director of the NHL Players’ Association, speaks to journalists after leaving hockey labor negotiations with the NHL, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)


Various outlets have shared the broader details of the NHLPA’s counter-proposal, but more exact details are filtering through.

Tom Gulitti reports that the players are offering to cut their share of league revenue from 57 percent to 54 for three years. He also outlines what the optional fourth year would entail:

Gulitti reports that players received 54 percent of revenue after the lockout, so the NHLPA is proposing a return to form in some ways.

Aaron Ward explains that the players are rolling out what would seem to be a three-year payroll reduction of $465 million “to help teams in need.”

Ward also goes into greater detail about how the “artificial slowing of salary growth” for players would work under the NHLPA’s proposal.


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