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NHLPA memo calls offer a “major move in the owners’ direction”

Nov 21, 2012, 1:56 PM EDT

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In a memo to the players, NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr shared details of today’s union proposal to the NHL.

Fehr calls the offer a “major move in the owners’ direction” that leaves the two sides $182 million apart over five years, and that gap is “undisputed.”

The memo also outlines the players’ offer with regards to issues like revenue sharing, back-diving contracts, burying contracts in the minors and discipline.

You can read the full memo here.

Clearly the NHLPA wanted the details of its proposal to go public. Now it’s the NHL’s turn to feel the pressure.

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