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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
NHL offers 50-50 split to players

By Pierre LeBrun

TORONTO -- The ball is now in the players' court.

The NHL injected life into a stagnant labor negotiation Tuesday, making a surprise offer to the NHL Players' Association that was highlighted by a 50-50 split in hockey-related revenue and a full 82-game season starting Nov. 2.

The NHLPA held a conference call Tuesday evening to discuss the offer with the players' negotiating committee and the union's executive board.

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