The NHLPA gave the NHL a new proposal on Wednesday morning and they awaiting a response.
"It was comprehensive," said Donald Fehr, who feels the two sides are $182 million apart from reaching a new CBA. "It's an effort, about as good as we can do, to try and see if there's an agreement that can be reached." Fehr believes the union's proposal has "moved in [the league's] direction previously on a couple of the player contracting issues." The deal reportedly includes a clause designed to eliminate long-term, back-diving contracts. However, the PA didn't provide changes to unrestricted free agency, entry-level deals and salary arbitration, as Fehr said other contractual issues "are very, very important to the players."