Great news today in the hockey world! Looks like the lockout may finally be coming to a close. Released two hours ago, Bettman has offered a 50/50 split to the players which word from numerous twitter sources which ill get to you guys, is that the nhlpa will accept the deal within the next 10 days, just working on Max contract length right now! Also saying that Quebec City looks to be getting a expansion team. Lets go Rangers!
NHLPA has a counter offer to make in Toronto tomorrow at 1, hopefully this gets all the minor details out of the way and we have a new CBA by Monday! So the season can start on November 2nd! Which will give us a home opener on November 4th against the Flyers, will spend whatever it takes to get there for it!
The low ball offers should have happened months ago, not as hockey was approaching.
Apparently this offer has been on the table for a month but only made public recently because the NHL hired a former Republican consultant for PR who advised them to release this as a good PR move. So I'm not sure that it's late as well as I'm not convinced this is a low ball offer to be honest.
I always look at the glass half full. The glass half full here is that Gabs would have missed these games anyway. I just hope when they do come back we have a decent size training camp. I like watching training camp.