Breaking : new extensive offer made by the NHL!

imagesCA3AFCFMNHL number 2, Bill Daly confirmed today that  the NHL made an offer  yesterday (Thursday ) to the NHLPA for a deal to be made by mid-January.

Indeed, in a very short statement, he said

“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. 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.”

leBrun_pierre_mSuper-star Pierre LeBrun  from ESPN.com has  written an extremely detailed  paper on the of NHL’s Dec. 27 proposal

Lebrun starts his paper  by saying that ‘an NHL team source provided highlights from the latest offer the NHL gave to the union on Thursday:

Some examples of the  NHL offers (concessions?) per Lebrun?

  • Ten-Year Agreement (through 2021/22 season); Parties have mutual opt-out right
    after 8 years.
  • 50-50 Revenue Split between Clubs and Players with current HRR Accounting.
  • $300 million in “Make-Whole” payments (outside the system) to compensate Players
    for the reduced value of Player contracts in the early years of the new CBA.
  • Maximum contract length of 6 years subject to a Club’s ability to re-sign its own
    Player for a term of up to 7 years (provided the Player played his last full season
    with the re-signing Club). In addition, year-to-year Salary variability will be limited
    (up or down) to no more than 10% of the value of the first year of a multi-year SPC.
  • Various Player contract enhancements and protections
  • Player “Working Condition” improvements
  • New CBA Article devoted exclusively to Player Health and Safety measures;
  • Improvements to existing Performance Enhancing Substances Program;
  • Improvements to existing Performance Enhancing Substances Program;
  • Players provided access to NHL.com platform for their individual Player websites(!)
    and social media.

However we have noted that Lebrun was silent about the Olympic (huge) issues.

To read Lebrun’ paper , please click here

Other papers to read: Sport Illustrated paper

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