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Question of the Day
TORONTO — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says he is "thoroughly disappointed" with the union's response to the league's latest collective agreement proposal.
Bettman says the NHL Players' Association made three counter-proposals, but none that were acceptable to the league.
The league's offer — which calls for a full 82-game season —would have hockey-related revenues split 50-50 between owners and players.
Bettman says none of the union's proposals approach the 50-50 mark and calls the offers a step back in negotiations.
The commissioner is still hopeful the league can have a full season, but time is running out to make that happen.
Bettman says no new talks are immediately scheduled.
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