NHL Offers Deal to Still Play Full Season
The NHL put a new offer on the bargaining table for the NHL Players’ Association on Tuesday morning, which includes a 50/50 split of hockey-related revenue and contingent on an 82-game season beginning Nov. 2.
“We hope we’ve given our best shot,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters on Tuesday afternoon.
This is the first time since the lockout began that knee-jerk public reaction has been positive for the NHL. Fans want a season, especially a full one. The owners do so they can prevent losing large chunks of money - the players should for the same reason.