This may be the last ditch effort for a 2013 season.
The NHL and it’s owners presented their best and possibly last proposal to save the season prior to the end of the year.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly called the offer a “comprehensive proposal for a successor CBA,” saying it was delivered to the union late Thursday afternoon. We are not prepared to discuss the details of our proposal at this time,” Daly said in the statement. “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.”
ESPN says they have an anonymous player leaked sensitive information regarding the offer being advanced what was on the table for term limits for player contracts, salary variance and buyouts.
The NHLPA will review the offer and although no timetable or meetings are scheduled for either side to meet, the players will have a conference call today to discuss the terms of this new updated offer. That conference call will take place shortly. As soon as there is an update on Twitter or the major media outlets we will update you accordingly.
At this stage of the game there is nothing new to report but if the NHLPA rejects this offer it may be the end of the talks this season. NHL will cancel the remainder of the season’s games and the NHLPA will go on with their Disclaimer of interest bluff. Needless to say we all hope this last offer is agreeable. Maybe we can have a new season timetable that runs solely in a calendar year. I really think they should run a season that end’s after the Super Bowl and ends when Spring Training starts. NFL on Sunday should not interfere with NHL all week long. Saturday nights and a few on Sunday afternoon should be the only time there is any vying for ratings or entertainment dollars. Hopefully at least a 60 game schedule can be forged. Anything less will seriously cheapen the product. Winners should hoist a Thirstbuster and not Lord Stanley.