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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

NHL Makes an Offer, NHLPA Reacts, Michel Therrien, More

Good AM hockey fans!

As you likely know by now, the NHL made a significant proposal to the NHLPA yesterday.

In short, the NHL is offering a 50-50 split of Hockey Related Revenues and a full, 82-game season beginning November 2nd. TSN has more details here.

However, despite the apparent progress made with the offer, the NHLPA is not necessarily thrilled. Which, really, is not all that surprising. A seven percent decrease is still quite significant.

With any luck, though, this will get the ball rolling and we will have a full, exciting hockey season.

Habs and Hockey news

- HabsWorld enters the final phase of their prospects countdown, looking at numbers ten to six.

- Bertrand Raymond writes about Michel Therrien, who is as ready as ever for the upcoming season.

- Both Ken Campbell and Stu Hackel contemplate if the NHL's new offer and if it can salvage the season. Kevin Allen of USA Today also offers his analysis.

- Canada's National Men's Soccer Team lost 8-1 to Honduras yesterday. The team needed to win or tie the game in order to advance to the final stage of World Cup qualifying. Friggin brutal. And, yeah, I know it's not hockey.

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