The NHL and NHLPA remain far apart in their CBA negotiations, union chief Donald Fehr said Wednesday in New York.
Fehr’s comments came hours after the league presented a counter-proposal that reportedly cut the players’ share of hockey-related revenue to 49 percent (eventually 47 percent) from its current take of 57 percent.
Fehr conceded the NHL lessened its demands today; however, those demands still aren’t close to acceptable for the players.
Fehr also doesn’t believe the owners’ revenue-sharing plans are progressive enough to help the small-market clubs.
The CBA expires Saturday at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Bottom line: looks like we’re headed for a lockout.