On Tuesday, the NHL came to the table with a new offer for the Players Association.
While there’s reason for optimism, the devil is often in the details.
Reports are still coming out, but here’s what we’re hearing:
- Hockey Related Revenue (HRR) would continue under the current definition.
- The NHL and players would split HRR 50-50
- Players would reach unrestricted free agency at age 28/8 years in NHL
- Entry-level deals would be four years
- There would be a five-year contract limit
- Arbitration would remain
- Sportsnet reporting NHL players in the AHL would still count against the cap
- There would be revenue sharing (around $200M)
- The deal is contingent on an 82-game regular season, beginning Nov. 2
Here is a transcript of Commissioner Bettman’s remarks after the morning negotiations ended.
Also, the Blackhawks are reportedly planning a charity game for Oct. 26, which would be at Allstate Arena. Tickets go on sale Wednesday at 5:00 pm CT thru Ticketmaster. Here are more details.