That is nothing but good news. To me, that sounds like they're backing off their asinine requirements on ELC's and prevention of salary arbitration.
Fehr has called a conference call with the NHLPA's Negotiating Committee and the Executive Committee for 5PM ET.
It depends on what they're doing to HRR at the same time but this sounds like a very realistic offer from the NHL. Finally.
Details are sketchy but Dreger and McKenzie are making it sound like the players full contracts will be honored, it's just going to be paid out over longer time. Without that sort of protection by McKenzie's figuring the NHLPA is going to have to swallow an 11% decrease in salary.
And as you mention, hopefully the NHL has moved off its idiotic contract demands as well.
This sounds very promising.
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