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NHL makes new offer, wants to get back on ice ‘as soon as possible’

12.28.12 at 12:54 pm ET

According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, the NHL has made a new proposal to the NHL players’ association as the sides try to find common ground on a collective bargaining agreement.

LeBrun writes that the owners have moved to six years for the term limits on contracts after previously stating that they would not go further than five years. Additionally, the league’s “make whole” provision (money to offset lost hockey-related revenue for players) remains at $300 million whilee allowing each team one compliance buyout before the 2013-14 season.

“In light of media reports this morning, I can confirm that we delivered to the Union a new, comprehensive proposal for a successor CBA late yesterday afternoon,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in a statement Friday. “We are not prepared to discuss the details of our proposal at this time. We are hopeful that once the Union’s staff and negotiating committee have had an opportunity to thoroughly review and consider our new proposal, they will share it with the players. We want to be back on the ice as soon as possible.”

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