Finally! Some friggin progress!
As we previously mentioned, the NHL and the NHLPA (player's association) have been butting heads over who gets what cut of the revenue.
As of last season, players were getting a 57% cut of the revenue brought in by the NHL.
The NHL wanted to cut that down to 43%!
So of course they had trouble reaching middle ground.
Finally though, it's looking like the lockout might be ending soon.
The NHL has offered a six year plan for a 50-50 split of the revenue and also a full 82-game season this year, starting on November 2nd!
The head of the player's association said:
"Our hope after we review this is that there will be a feeling on the players' side that this will be a proposal from which we can negotiate and try and reach a conclusion."
The commissioner of the NHL said:
"We're focused on getting the puck dropped on 2 November and playing a full 82-game regular season and full playoffs. That's what this offer is all about."
They're still talking about slashing player revenue by 7% but losing 7% for the next six years seems better than no hockey at all for a full season.
Just work it out for the fans, you guys!
[Image via AP Images.]
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