The NHLPA will respond to the NHL’s offer of a 50-50 split in hockey-related revenue and a full 82-games season starting Nov. 2 as they two sides meet in Toronto on Thursday afternoon.
UPDATED 1:29 P.M.: The meeting was pushed back to 2:30 p.m. ET at the earliest because the NHLPA had a conference call with its executive board and negotiating committee.
UPDATED 3:08 P.M.: A source told ESPNNewYork.com that the NHLPA discussed four potential scenarios on a conference call with players in the hours leading up to Thursday's meeting with the league; all of those proposals included a gradual step-down to the 50-50 revenue split and challenges on the systemic issues. They discussed they merits of which, if not all, proposals should be submitted to the league.
UPDATED 3:49 P.M.: Meeting has ended. A source told ESPN.com that the NHLPA presented three proposals as options.
Jeremy Jacobs (Boston)
Craig Leipold (Minnesota)
Murray Edwards (Calgary)
Ted Leonsis (Washington)