The NHL Players’ Assn. made what it called a move in the NHL’s direction by presenting a revised, five-year proposal during collective bargaining talks with the league Wednesday morning in New York.
Donald Fehr, the NHLPA’s executive director, said the new “comprehensive” proposal narrows the gap between the union and management to $182 million over five years. However, the NHL has disputed the union’s calculations in previous proposals, so the offer might not be enough to end the dispute or persuade the NHL to lift the lockout it imposed Sept. 15.
“It’s an effort about as good as we can do to try and see if there’s an agreement that can be reached,” Fehr told reporters in New York.