Check out the reaction and analysis to the NHL’s latest CBA proposal from around the NHL blogosphere.
BLUE SEATS BLOG: Analysis of the key points of the NHL’s proposal.
WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: “J.J. from Kansas” doubts the league’s offer will sit well with the players. Judging by Donald Fehr’s initial response, that appears the case.
PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: “chemmy” doesn’t believe the league’s proposal will bring an end to the lockout. Not on its own, it won’t, but if the PA makes a serious counterproposal which furthers negotiations, it could.
SECOND CITY HOCKEY: Greg Boysen believes the league’s offer now puts the puck squarely in the NHLPA’s end of the rink to come up with a viable response which keeps negotiations moving toward a resolution.
SBNATION: Matt Brigidi on how the “Wade Redden rule” in the league’s proposal would prevent teams from burying players in the AHL to free up salary cap space.
BROAD STREET HOCKEY: Travis Hughes on how the league’s proposal puts the screws to teams (like the Philadelphia Flyers) which sign players to expensive, long-term, front-or back-loaded contracts.
CANUCKS CORNER: Tom Benjamin on how NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s latest proposal seems reasonable because his starting point in these negotiations was so ridiculous.