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PLAYERS: Gary Bettman
The NHL and NHLPA met today to discuss the NHL's newest CBA offer. What exactly is in the proposed NHL CBA, you might ask? Things such as the players' share being cut down to 50% from 57%, a contract cap at five years and a revenue sharing pool coming from the top 10 teams and going to the other 20. Obviously, the big sticking point is going to be the decrease in salaries. The players would like the league to honor the contracts that they had signed prior to the end of the current CBA, but the decrease in revenue as well as a salary cap of just $59.9 million makes the league doing so fully very unlikely. The NHLPA submitted three separate proposals today in a meeting with the NHL that lasted just an hour. Why an hour? "We were done in an hour today because there was really nothing there," said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, according to TSN. What does Bettman define as "nothing there?" Well, in these three offers, the players formulated ways to get to ...
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