NHL-NHLPA CBA TALKS
It has been no secret that owners are seeking a revenue split of closer to 50-50 after the players currently have a revenue split in their favor of 57-43%.
To no surprise the NHL is shooting for the stars with their first proposal from revenue split to several others factors.
According to RDS, the NHL’s first proposal this week to the NHLPA includes reducing players hockey related revenues to 46% down from 57%.
OTHER KEY POINTS OF THE PROPOSAL VIA RDS:
*10 seasons in the NHL before a player is eligible for unrestricted free agency (Players can currently become free agents at age 27 or seven seasons in NHL)
*Max contract limit of 5 years (There is currently no limit of contracts)
*No more salary arbitration
*5 year entry level contracts (current CBA has 3 year entry level contracts)
The CBA currently expires on September 15th and the battle is now officially on, although serious-serious talks are not expected to happen until September when the deadline inches closer.