NHL Offers 50/50 Revenue Split to Players

Attempt to end lockout, get hockey season started


The NHL proposed a new collective bargaining agreement Tuesday that includes a 50-50 split of revenues and, on the surface, appears to be a step forward in negotiations.

Commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters in Toronto that this latest offer doesn't include any salary rollbacks and is contingent on playing a compressed 82-game season that would begin on Nov. 2.

"It was done in the spirit of getting a deal done," said Bettman, who explained teams would play an extra game every fifth week in a compressed schedule.