NHL Lockout: 5 Things to Expect from the NHLPA's Counter Proposal

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NHL Lockout: 5 Things to Expect from the NHLPA's Counter Proposal
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The ball is now in the NHLPA's court after a surprise proposal from the NHL.

With the new proposal offered by the NHL as a basis for negotiations, the ball is clearly in the players’ court. With a clear-cut starting ground, including the goal of an 82-game season, the players obviously won’t accept this deal straight up.

The NHL’s proposal is highlighted by a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue, entry-level contracts moving from three to two years and a maximum contract length of five years on all other contracts. These are just some of the things presented by the league.

This is significantly different than the initial proposal from the league. The league’s initial proposal called for 46 percent share of HRR for the players. The initial proposal also called for a five-year entry-level contract requirement.

The NHLPA will make a counter proposal in the coming days. These are some of the things we can expect to see in the new proposed deal.

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