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NHL Asks Players for CBA Proposal as Labor Talks Resume

November 20th, 2012 at 7:30 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

The NHL and its players will meet for the second time this week Wednesday, and a new CBA proposal from the NHLPA could be forthcoming.

Multiple reports from Monday's meeting in New York indicated the league asked the union to present a new proposal for consideration. Specifically, the league has asked the NHLPA to detail its position on core economic issues that have remained the primary cause for the lockout, which is now in its third month.

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Union Director Donald Fehr told nhl.com the NHLPA wanted to discuss player contract issues with the lague, but the NHL does not consider that a standalone issue. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said that is one of the key issues to be brought to the table Wednesday, and the league wants to hammer out financials before moving on to contracts.

The two sides have exchanged offers in recent weeks, with the NHLPA offering three conuterproposals to a league offer. The NHL, however, called the counteroffer disappointing, and major progress has since stalled.

Wednesday's meetings are slated to start at 10 a.m. in the NHL's Manhattan offices. Games have been canceled through Nov. 30.

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