There was good news for hockey fans coming out of Toronto on Tuesday afternoon as the NHL presented a new offer to the locked-out players, offering to split hockey-related revenues 50-50 across the board with a full 82-game schedule to start on Nov. 2.
“It was done in the spirit of getting a deal done,” commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters in Toronto. “We’re focused on getting the puck dropped on Nov. 2 and playing a full 82-game regular season and full playoffs. That’s what this offer is all about.”
The NHLPA asked for time to look over the proposal. Donald Fehr told reporters in Toronto the deal is for “at least six years” and was planning a 5 p.m. conference call with team player reps to update them on the latest development. Read more by clicking here.
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