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Chart: A look the the NHL issues

  • August 14, 2012 - 9:28 PM

NHL OWNERS VS. PLAYERS: KEY ISSUES

What: NHL owners plan to lock out the players if a new collective bargaining agreement isn't finalized by Sept. 15.

Important dates: Wild training camp is supposed to begin Sept. 21, and the team's season opener is supposed to be Oct. 13 vs. Colorado.

Key points in NHL proposal: Players' percentage of revenue pie goes from 57 percent to 46; unrestricted free agency goes from seven years of service to 10; salary arbitration is eliminated; contracts limited to maximum of five years; entry-level terms go from three years to five; $190 million in revenue sharing.

Key points in NHLPA counter-proposal: Continued hard salary cap with likely luxury tax; players take reduction in hockey-related revenue; $250 million in revenue sharing; no modification to player contractual system.

MICHAEL RUSSO

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