"It's about as good we can do," NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr told reporters on Wednesday, adding that both sides are $182 million apart
In what is considered a significant move by the players, sources tell TSN's Darren Dreger that the NHLPA's proposal will see the union move off its position on guaranteed players share dollars and shifts more to the owners demand of a percentage base in the revenue split.
It's also believed the players proposal works off the NHL's designed Make Whole provision, however, the players are asking for an additional $180 million above the $211 million originally offered by the NHL.
the 3 messages above really signify the possible end of the lockout.
they basically want 182 million added to the 211 the NHL which = 393 million.
will see how close they get it. but that is it right there that stands between deal and no deal
@lebrun NYR star B. Richards via text on PA proposal: "It is a move in their direction again and based off of their proposal. There has to be an effort from them to get this done now."
12:26pm - 21 Nov 12
This is actually huge. The first big movement was when the owners came off their 57 percent stance, but the players never moved off their 50/50 split. Now that they have come off that a bit it shows that Fehr gave in some. Hopefully the owners can work with this.