Today, I secured a copy of Donald Fehr's memo to the players outlining the state of negotiations while addressing the competing offers.
The memo is a very good read as far as understanding the details at play.
I have provided an in-depth review of the memo and distilled the important details. The article is at TSN.ca and is entitled "NHLPA Memorandum Outlines Latest On CBA AndOther Details".
Here is an excerpt:
The NHLPA's proposal calls for "small, but fixed increases in pay for the players over a five-year proposed collective bargaining agreement.
In the first three years of the CBA, the players would get $1.91 billion, $1.98 billion and $2.1 billion, which represents a share of revenue of 54.3 per cent, 52.5 per cent and 52 per cent. This assumes that hockey related revenue or HRR (the revenue pie shared with the players) continues to grow at the usual or historic 7.1 per cent rate.Click here to read the article.