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NHL offers 50-50 split to players

Updated: October 17, 2012, 11:39 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

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 tentative plan is for both sides to speak by phone Wednesday, with the NHLPA seeking clarification on a number of points, and then for the two sides to meet again Thursday, a source said.

The NHLPA ...

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