NHL offers 50-50 split to players
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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