Still No Solution after Thursday Night Meeting

Representatives from the National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association met for four hours Thursday evening but failed to come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Neither side commented on the details of the meeting but the NHLPA admitted that there were still “significant philosophical differences” between the league and the players.

Reportedly, the NHL informally proposed a system with a hard salary cap of $42 million. There are also rumors that the deal included a salary range starting in the low $30 million range and reaching up to the $42 million mark.

Prior to the meeting, the league was rumored to be offering a deal with a dollar-for-dollar luxury tax taking effect at $40 million and a hard cap on top of it at $50 million.

While no further meetings are scheduled, reportedly “the lines of communication remained open” between the two sides.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.

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