ESPN.com reporter Pierre LeBrun says the offer moved on the term limit for player contracts, salary variance, and buyouts.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly has released a statement:
"In light of media reports this morning, I can confirm that we delivered to the Union a new, comprehensive proposal for a successor CBA late yesterday afternoon. We are not prepared to discuss the details of our proposal at this time. We are hopeful that once the Union's staff and negotiating committee have had an opportunity to thoroughly review and consider our new proposal, they will share it with the players. We want to be back on the ice as soon as possible."As of now, there are no meetings between the two sides set for Friday, as the players' union needs time to review, what's described as -- a lengthy and detailed offer from the league.
Details of the new offer include (according to the ESPN.com article):
• Term limit on player contracts moves to six years from the five years NHL asked in previous offers (seven years if you're re-signing your own player).
• Year-to-year salary variance moves from 5 percent (NHL's previous offers) to 10 percent.
• Each team will be allowed one compliance buyout before the 2013-14 season that will not count against the salary cap but will count against the players' share.
• The Make Whole provision stays at $300 million.
The league has canceled games through Jan. 14, which means the NHL has scrapped just over 50 percent of its regular season games.
Players are to discuss the deal in a conference call today.