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NHL presents NHLPA with counter-proposal

Dec 5, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT

Gary Bettman AP

Funny how fast negotiations can move when two sides actually want to make a deal.

Shortly after the NHLPA presented the NHL with a new proposal this afternoon in New York, the NHL reportedly went right back and presented the NHLPA with a counter-proposal.

No details of either proposal have been reported, but with each side having made a presentation, each side now knows where the other stands.

It’s not clear if owners and players will get together again this evening, or if they’ll retire to their separate corners and sleep on today’s events. (Update: they’ll reportedly talk after dinner.)

According to Sportsnet’s Doug Maclean, both sides are working to get a deal done by Friday.

One other bit of scuttlebutt making the rounds is that the NHL wants a 10-year CBA.

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  1. id4joey - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    woodstakes, I appreciate your sincerity. I do… I’ll give you a more appropriate reply later because I gotta run. For now I’ll leave with the following, and if you re as smart as I think you are, then you’ll understand.

    id4joey | Nov 21, 2012, 5:28 PM EST

    Three issues remain to be resolved; 1) $100 million gap between PA and ownership with respect to players share 2) free agency to be pushed out by a year 3) CBA length cannot be less than 6 years. The NHL will be celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2017, and will not want to risk a lockout.

  2. id4joey - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:53 AM

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