This is the last shot.
The NHL’s new offer to the players association, may be the last hope in saving the season and with this offer comes hope.
Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the offer today.
“In light of media reports this morning, I can confirm that we delivered to the Union a new, comprehensive proposal for a successor CBA late yesterday afternoon,” he said in a statement. We are not prepared to discuss the details of our proposal at this time. We are hopeful that once the Union’s staff and negotiating committee have had an opportunity to thoroughly review and consider our new proposal, they will share it with the players. We want to be back on the ice as soon as possible.”
A new round of bargaining is set to start this weekend.
The two sides will meet face-to-face on Sunday after a conference call on Saturday.
The owners reportedly lightened demands about making salary arbitration and free agency harder to achieve and also changed the individual contract variance from five percent to 10 percent.
There is also a one-time buyout in 2013-14 that will help a team get under the $60 million cap and it won’t count towards the salary cap.
If this doesn’t work, the season will probably be cancelled. The owners have postponed over half the games already super bowl betting odds say anymore would make it impossible to have a season.