No dice: NHLPA shoots down NHL’s latest offer


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.