Hockey: NHLPA makes first proposal to owners
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The National Hockey League Players' Association has made its first proposal in the latest round of collective bargaining talks with the NHL. The union says its proposal to the league includes a smaller percentage of revenues for players and an expanded revenue sharing program to help struggling teams. Donald Fehr, the executive director of the NHL Players' Association, said the proposal could "stabilize the industry."
The current deal expires Sept. 15. The NHL has had two seasons disrupted by labor disputes over the past two decades. In addition to the cancellation of the 2004-05 season, almost half of the 1994-95 season was wiped out by a labor dispute. Training camps are scheduled to start on Sept. 16, one day after the current CBA ends.