CBA News: NHL Brings New Deal To The Table

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.

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16 Responses to CBA News: NHL Brings New Deal To The Table

  1. BJK says:

    Do we know if the 50/50 split proposed by the NHL will be phased in over a few years or will it come into effect this season?

    I have seen estimated proposals being phased down over like 3-4 years starting with 57/43…any ideas?

  2. Dave says:

    This season.

  3. Phil says:

    Sign it and let’s get started.

  4. Ryan says:

    ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun is reporting that the CBA the NHL proposed would allow teams to go over the cap this season with a max at 70 mill.

  5. Ryan says:

    Does revenue sharing mean some sort of Luxury Tax?

  6. Ryan says:

    By Luxury Tax I mean allowing teams to go over the cap

  7. Ethan says:

    NHL players in the ahl will count against the cap not good with bowman as gm to many bad contracts!

  8. Tab Bamford says:

    Which big-money deal is on the AHL roster in Rockford that warrants blasting Bowman, Ethan? Olesz is in Europe, Huet is gone…

    The Blackhawks are well under the proposed $70.2M limit for the coming season, and have guys like Hjalmarsson w/ 1-2 years left that could bring a nice ransom with some teams having limited options going forward. I’m not leading the Bowman bandwagon by any means, but to blast the guy w/ no context doesn’t make sense.

  9. Ryan says:

    I do appreciate the NHL coming off their ridiculous previous offers, but it sounds like there is still work to do. Reading that the NHL may have altered the HRR definition in this latest offer.

    However, the gap has closed significantly with this offer. Nine or Ten days of serious negotiations could mean they hit the Oct 25 CBA deadline and Nov 2nd season start date.

  10. wall says:

    If this deal gets done it would make Bowman and the Hawks look pretty smart relative to the Cap going forward… Hawks do have a lot of young “cheap” talent in the system and additions of Brookbank and Rosey from Yotes gives them some flexibility to move fatter contract(s) like Hammer or Leddy (if he wants too much going forward)…

  11. Dickie Dunn says:

    It’s not my earning/income on the line, so I can suggest the players “take it”. Selfish, I admit – I really just want to watch the Hawks (and I’m optimistic – they will have a legitimate shot unless injuries devastate…). If the NHLPA/Fehr believed they would not have to give something, they were unrealsitic. As I’ve said, I am not an expert, but on the surface to this layman, 50/50 seems “fair” for partners. Tab — what do you think?

  12. Morrison says:

    With 50/50ish split, why isnt the cap around 63ish… with no luxurytax…
    I thought it would only be 70.2 with the same 57/43 split…

    -Do we have to eat Olesz 3.1 caphit, if he stays in europe?
    -Rangers have to eat Redden 6.5 caphit for next 2 years?
    -Does Vancouver have any ‘nhl’ contracts playing in the ahl? They would have to trade more than one player.

  13. Ethan says:

    I’m just goin by bowmans track record. For overpaying for sub par players like Monty, frolik I’m sure there’s more but I havent had my morning coffee. If u think he won’t do it again your sadly mistaken its not like this is anything new you seem surprised lol. Pls let there be hockey ACCEPT THE DEAL!

  14. SouthSideHawkMan says:

    When did Olesz go to Europe? Don’t the Hawks still owe him money?

  15. Ethan says:

    Yes they do not sure where he got that info because I never heard that!

  16. Morrison says:

    Just read somewhere Olesz was in europe. Hes not on the ahl roster (score sheet/roster) thats why I thought we were good.

    I did see now, that europes players would count against the caphit too. Olesz has 2 years left @3.1 (would have a year to get it done, if theres a 70.2 for 1st yr.)

    We should be able to trade Olesz & a 3rd/prospect for a 7th/etc. to get rid of his caphit.

    Rangers would have to give something good to get rid of Redden.

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