Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

The NHLPA’s three counter proposals

Detroit Red Wings' Dan Cleary, left to right, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, Calgary Flames' Jarome Iginla, Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal and Pheonix Coyotes' Shane Doan join other NHL players as they leave a press conference following collective bargaining talks in Toronto on Thursday, October 18, 2012.

Chris Young/THE CANADIAN PRESS

In response to the NHL owners' offer of a 50-50 revenue split on Tuesday, the National Hockey League Players' Association brought three proposals to the table on Thursday in an attempt to bridge the gap.

Here was what the players offered in a trio of five-year plans that were quickly rejected by the league:

Proposal 1

Story continues below advertisement

Players would receive a set revenue figure for a small raise in Years 1, 2 and 3 but would have their salary frozen at the Year 3 number until their share hit 50 per cent. If league revenues increased at 5 per cent a season, the players would receive a share of 55.4 per cent in Year 1 and 50 per cent in Year 5.

Proposal 2

Players would receive just 24.7 per cent of new revenues each season as their share of league revenues shrunk over time to 50 per cent. If league revenues increased at 5 per cent a season, the players would receive 55.5 per cent in Year 1 and 50 per cent in Year 5.

Proposal 3

Players propose here that 13 per cent of revenues would not count toward the players' share or the salary cap and are instead used to pay existing contracts. The remaining 87 per cent is then distributed among players as part of a 50-50 sharing of that remaining revenue. The NHLPA indicated this option would involve both sides receiving a 50-per-cent share by Year 5 but that was disputed by the league in a press release.

Report an error Licensing Options
About the Author
Hockey Reporter

James joined The Globe as an editor and reporter in the sports department in 2005 and now covers the NHL and the Toronto Maple Leafs. More

Comments

The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

We’ve made some technical updates to our commenting software. If you are experiencing any issues posting comments, simply log out and log back in.

Discussion loading… ✨

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Globe Newsletters

Get a summary of news of the day

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Thank you!

You are now subscribed to the newsletter at

You can unsubscribe from this newsletter or Globe promotions at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or by emailing us at privacy@globeandmail.com.