NHL Makes New Offer to NHLPA

Pierre LeBrun at ESPN.com reports that an anonymous player has stated that the NHL has made a new offer to the NHLPA.

There is no scheduled meeting between the sides set for today as the NHLPA needs time to review the lengthy and detailed offer from the league.

Details of the new offer include:

• Term limit on player contracts moves to six years from the five years NHL asked in previous offers (seven years if you're re-signing your own player).

• Year-to-year salary variance moves from 5 percent (NHL's previous offers) to 10 percent.

• Each team will be allowed one compliance buyout before the 2013-14 season that will not count against the salary cap but will count against the players' share.

• The Make Whole provision stays at $300 million.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly would not confirm the report.

…let me guess, the NHLPA responds with a counter offer that insults the NHL and we're back to square one.

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