Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 12/28/12
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL has made a new proposal to the players' association in hopes of ending the long lockout and saving the hockey season. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Friday that the league made its offer Thursday and was waiting for a response. The sides haven't met in person since a second round of talks with a federal mediator broke down Dec. 13. The lockout has reached its 104th day, and the NHL has said it doesn't want a season of less than 48 games. To make that possible, a deal likely must be reached by mid-January. "We delivered to the union a new, comprehensive proposal for a successor CBA," Daly said in a statement Friday. "We are not prepared to discuss the details of our proposal at this time. We are hopeful that once the union's staff and negotiating committee have had an opportunity to thoroughly review and consider our new proposal, they will share it with the players. We want to be back on the ice as soon as possible." The union didn't immediately resp...
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