N.H.L Labor Dispute Results in Lockdown

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On Friday, the National Hockey League Player's Association rejected a proposal that attempted to end the ongoing labor dispute between the NHL's league and union. The NHL league proposed a 50-50 split revenue between the two parties but the union rejected it according to Herald Sports.

The union also proposed three deals to the league, but were rejected by the league.

As a result of the dispute, the NHL has called off all games through November 1. If there is a compromise settled by Oct. 25, a full season of hockey would be a possibility according to the BBC.

The reason for the dispute comes from a recently expired contract stating that the revenue was split 57% for the union and 43% for the league.

"None of the three variations of player share that they gave us even began to approach 50-50, either at all or for some long period of time," Gary Bettman, league commissioner said, "It's clear we're not speaking the same language" (Herald Sports).

"We came in here today with those proposals thinking that we could really make some progress," Sidney Crosby, hockey player, said after having a meeting with the league, "and to hear those words (from Bettman) kind of shuts it down pretty quickly," Crosby said. "In a nutshell it doesn't look good" (Herald Sports).

If no resolution is agreed upon by the two parties, the whole hockey season maybe cancelled, as it was in the 2004-2005 season (BBC).

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