NEWS: NHL requests formal offer from NHLPA

by Owen on 20th-November-2012

According to the Ottawa Citizen and TSN at the conclusion of Monday night’s bargaining session the NHL has requested that NHLPA put together a comprehensive proposal.  From TSN:

With negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement seemingly at a stalemate, the league met with the NHL Players’ Association on Monday night and requested that the union put all of its desires together into one complete offer.

“It’s our position that we’ve made a couple comprehensive proposals in a row,” said deputy commissioner Bill Daly. “We’d like to know where they are on all of the issues. We asked them to think about putting together a comprehensive proposal for us to consider. …

“We’ve never heard a full proposal from them.”

Today TSN reports that some type of offer will be present by union Wednesday:

The union plans to work internally on Tuesday and could be ready to meet Wednesday, according to a spokesman.

The sides returned to the bargaining table for a 90-minute meeting on Monday night, where the league asked for a comprehensive offer on the split of revenue and player contract rights.

A particular issue, caused by the parties, is how to deal with the damage caused by the lockout:

In the NHLPA’s most recent offer, which was tabled Nov. 7, the union asked for the players’ share of revenues to jump in fixed increments of 1.75 per cent each season starting from the $1.883-billion they took in last year.

That proposal didn’t include the mechanism that would be used to account for the reduced revenue generated during a shortened 2012-13 season.

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