NHL, players' union to try negotiations again
By wire services
Published April 4, 2005
The NHL and the players' union are scheduled to hold labor talks today in Toronto.
It will be the first meeting since March17 when the NHL gave the union two proposals.
One proposal was a salary cap of $37.5-million per team with no linkage - tying player costs to league revenues.
The second offer was based on linkage with the players getting 54 percent of the league's revenues.
The league has given the union until Friday to negotiate a proposal that does not include linkage.
The Boston Globe reported Sunday the union might make an offer that includes a salary cap of $42.5-million, a salary floor of $34-million and each team could have a "franchise player" who would not be included under the salary cap.
Canada's Sports Network reported, however, the union might not make a proposal, and instead use today to simply exchange philosophies with the league.
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