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.

16 thoughts on “CBA News: NHL Brings New Deal To The Table

  • October 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm
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    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?

  • October 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm
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    This season.

  • October 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm
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    Sign it and let’s get started.

  • October 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm
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    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.

  • October 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm
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    Does revenue sharing mean some sort of Luxury Tax?

  • October 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm
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    By Luxury Tax I mean allowing teams to go over the cap

  • October 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm
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    NHL players in the ahl will count against the cap not good with bowman as gm to many bad contracts!

  • October 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm
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    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.

  • October 16, 2012 at 10:01 pm
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    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.

  • October 16, 2012 at 10:15 pm
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    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)…

  • October 17, 2012 at 12:24 am
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    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?

  • October 17, 2012 at 3:09 am
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    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.

  • October 17, 2012 at 6:20 am
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    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!

  • October 17, 2012 at 11:21 am
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    When did Olesz go to Europe? Don’t the Hawks still owe him money?

  • October 19, 2012 at 11:46 am
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    Yes they do not sure where he got that info because I never heard that!

  • October 20, 2012 at 11:57 pm
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    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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