Tuesday, August 28, 2012
This is what the Commissioner of the NHL Gary Bettman had to say about the NHL Owners second proposal.
"We need to get on the same page on the economics," Commissioner Bettman said, "and we're hoping that by virtue of the proposal we made today that there will be some traction and that there will be a framework for the negotiation."
"We believe we've made a significant, meaningful step," he added. Bettman also said, he said it was "a significant proposal with meaningful movement."
This what the head of the NHLPA Donald Fehr has to say about the proposal.
"It's a proposal that we intend to respond to," said Fehr. "I'll leave it at that."
While there won't be a response today, there should be a response by the players tomorrow according to Fehr.
“There’s not a lot to say today,” Fehr said. “We want to work further on it overnight. We have an expectation, based on what we know now, that we’ll get back together tomorrow afternoon.
“It is different in some respects from before, but I don’t want to categorize it until we have an opportunity to really go through it and we understand it and come up with an appropriate response.”
Looks like the owners latest proposal is asking for a 52/48 split from the players - so there is some movement.
Darren Dreger from TSN tweeted this break down of what the Owners proposed today - you can see that the owners are going for the 50/50 split.
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