Talks continue between NHL, NHLPA
|NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. (QMI Agency)
Talks between the NHL and NHLPA continued Tuesday in New York, with the players asking for clarification on some of the league's proposals put forward in an earlier negotiating session.
At the centre of the talks was an in-depth explanation of the league's revenue-sharing plan in the proposal.
"In our initial proposals that we made on July 13 we had indicated certain modifications that we wanted to make, and the Players' Association asked us to give them more detail in the context of them accepting our initial proposal, how it would all work together," commissioner Gary Bettman said on NHL.com. "We did that."
The NHLPA has yet to respond to the NHL's proposal. The union asked for team financial reports -- Bettman said 76,000 pages have been turned over, with more to come -- and won't make a counter-proposal until it goes over the books.
Still, the NHLPA doesn't sound happy about some of the details in the league's proposal.
"We let them know that as a general matter, players are not enamored with the proposals they made that would restrict player bargaining power on individual contracts," NHLPA chief Don Fehr said.
Negotiations will continue Wednesday in New York.