The NHLPA countered the NHL’s latest offer with a comprehensive offer of their own. The difference is the NHLPA built off the NHL”s latest proposal and the NHL responded about as well as they could respond.
Right now the sides are extremely close. Both are searching for middle ground and these offers both sides have presented are what the future CBA will look like. There are still quite a few things both sides need to come to terms on but I don’t think there’s anything that will be a deal breaker on either side.
Finally I think both sides are negotiating in good faith. The owners want to play and the players really want to play. They still need to agree on a deal and draw up the paperwork in the next 14 days but I don’t think the season will be lost.
Also, how dumb is the NHL for calling a meeting in Manhattan on New Year’s Eve? Idiots.
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