NHLPA plan didn't include salary cap
The NHL and the players' association appeared headed toward a lockout when talks broke off Thursday after the union's first new proposal in nearly a year.
As promised, the NHLPA offered a system that didn't include the salary-cap structure it said the league is demanding. The proposal was emphatically rejected by owners during a four-hour session in Toronto.
That left Ted Saskin, the NHLPA's senior director, resigned to
the fact that a lockout was likely to be imposed by owners ...
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