Details of NHLPA's latest proposal

December, 6, 2012
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Term of CBA:
- Eight years, with an opt out for the players after sixth year

Length of Players Contracts and Variability:
- Limited to eight years, with ability to add years mid-term provided maximum length going forward can never exceed eight seasons

- No change in current rules unless contract is seven years or longer

- For new contracts seven years or longer, current rules plus lowest year may not be less than 25 percent of highest year

- Cap Benefit Recapture per PA proposal from earlier in negotiations, except cap charge is spread over remaining years of contract (not twice remaining term as was previously proposed)

Pension:
- Establish defined benefit plan beginning with this season

- Will cover all teams, in both U.S. and Canada

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