Cap still included in league's offer
A look at key points in the NHL's proposal Wednesday to the NHL Players' Association:
Agreement length The deal would cover the 2004-05 season and the following six seasons through 2010-11. The players' association would have the sole right to reopen the agreement after four years.
Salary cap The new system would ensure that total league-wide
player compensation in any year will not be under 53 percent of the
league's revenues or exceed 55 percent. If teams spend less than 53
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