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NHLPA offer: Won’t eliminate salary cap, deemed “better than expected” and “interesting”

Aug 14, 2012, 2:39 PM EDT

While waiting on specifics of what was included in the NHLPA’s “alternative view” to the NHL’s original CBA proposal, here are a few of the early reports, thoughts and impressions from Twitter.

First, an interesting note from RDS’ Renaud P Lavoie:

In terms of how the offer was received, here’s TSN NHL analyst Aaron Ward:

We’ll have more on the NHLPA offer shortly.

  1. elemeno89 - Aug 14, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    the clock is ticking gentlemen.

  2. boxwatcher - Aug 14, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    I like how the NHLPA is handling this. They are focused on resolving it while still bargaining in good faith. I’d like to think they understand how devastating another work stoppage would be. The league has built a lot of goodwill since ’04. If this lockout happens the owners will have to take the blame for it.

  3. buffalomafia - Aug 14, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    Do I smell lockout?

  4. Keon R. - Aug 15, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    If there is a lockout avoided it will be because of the player’s flexibility. If there is a lockout, it will be because of the owner’s rigidity.

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