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The NHL On Player Contracts

ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun has learned from a source what the NHL has offered to do on matters of player contracts. Unedited, from source:

On main areas:

(1) offered to give back the year in ELS (NHL has moved from 2+3 to 2 and now back to 3).

(2) dropped/withdrew request for mutuality of Salary Arb rights but maintained request for extra year to Salary Arb, also offered to synchronize timing of Club-elected Salary Arbs as per NHLPA request.

(3) suggested willingness to be flexible of 5% contract variability proposal but maintained request for 5 year term limits on contracts.

(4) maintained request for extra year to free agency, but gave on UFA interview period and pointed out that 3 year EL deal plus 5 year max contract puts Player right into UFA for their third contract 


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phillyd's avatar

I just read the whole article. How are they not announcing a deal tonight? Seriously, there’s not a whole lot there left to be negotiated on. If Fehr is still saying no or trying to negotiate off of some other set of items in his own mind, he’s blowing it big-time for his constituents.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 11/21/12 at 09:34 PM ET

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