Gary Bettman, NHL Propose 50-50 Split of Hockey-Related Revenue, 82-Game Season

Gary Bettman, NHL Propose 50-50 Split of Hockey-Related Revenue, 82-Game SeasonMaybe the NHL season won’t be lost. In fact, we could still have a full 82-game season of hockey this year.

The NHL raised some eyebrows on Tuesday afternoon when it announced its latest proposal, a proposed 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue. The league is also hopeful that the 82-game season could be saved, ensuring that no games would be lost. The season could start as early as Nov. 2 under the NHL proposal.

“I don’t want to get into the substance other than to
say we believe that this was a fair offer for a long-term deal, and it’s one
that we hope gets a positive reaction so that we can drop the puck on Nov. 2 –
which backing up, entails at least a one-week training camp,” Bettman told reporters. 

“So we have about nine or 10 days to get this all put
to bed, signed, sealed and delivered, in order for this offer to be effective
and for us to move forward.”

NHLPA director Donald Fehr briefly commented on the proposal, saying that the union would review the proposed deal before really commenting on it.

Below are some of the tweets that broke the news from TSN’s Darren Dreger and ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.

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