Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/19/12
Twenty-four hours after receiving a CBA proposal from the NHLPA, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told NHL.com that there is still a “wide gap” between the two parties in terms of the economic system.   “I think it’s fair to say that we value the [Union's] proposal and what it means in terms of its economics differently than the Players’ Association does,” Bettman told NHL.com. “And, I think there are still a number of issues where we’re looking at the world differently. I’m not sure that there has yet been a recognition of the economics in our world, and I mean the greater world and the sports industry, taking into account what recently happened with the NFL and the NBA. And, so there is still a wide gap between us with not much time to go, but this is a process that we’re going to continue to work hard on. But, I do think it’s fair to say that the sides are still apart, far apart, have different views of the world and the issues.” The current CBA is set to expire on Sept. 15, gi
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