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NHLPA Not Jumping at NHL’s Latest Proposal

McKenzie: NHL proposal wasn't met with great enthusiasm
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“Simply put, the owners’ new proposal, while not quite as Draconian as their previous proposals, still represents enormous reductions in player salaries and individual contracting rights. As you will see, at the 5 per cent industry growth rate the owners predict, the salary reduction over six years exceeds $1.6 billion. What do the owners offer in return?”
“The proposal does represent movement from their last negotiating position, but still represents very large, immediate and continuing concessions by players to owners, in salary and benefits (the Players’ Share) and in individual player contracting rules.”

Bob McKenzie has excerpts of Don Fehr's letter to the NHLPA about the NHL's latest CBA proposal. It doesn't sound like they're close, but it does acknowledge things are moving. Hopefully movement continues on both sides.

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