NHL Labor Timeline

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June 29 _ Bargaining begins.

July 13 _ Management’s initial proposal would reduce players’ share of hockey-related revenue from 57 percent to 46 percent, a figure the union later says is actually 43 percent.

Aug. 14 _ Players make first proposal, calling for lower percentage of revenue for players and increased revenue sharing among teams.

Aug. 15 _ NHL rejects players’ offer.

Aug. 28 _ Owners offer players 46 percent.

Sept. 12 _ Players make proposal, which is immediately rejected.

Sept. 13 _ Owners meet in New York and unanimously endorse decision to lock out players when the 2005-12 collective bargaining agreement expires at the end of Sept. 15.

Sept. 16 _ Lockout begins.

Sept. 19 _ NHL cancels preseason schedule through Sept. 30.

Sept. 22 _ NHL fines Detroit Red Wings undisclosed amount for comments made by senior vice president Jim Devellano in an interview with Island Sports News, which quoted him as saying his solution to end the lockout would be to have the players take 43 percent and the owners get 57 percent of hockey-related revenue.

Sept. 27 _ NHL cancels remainder of preseason schedule.

Oct. 4 _ NHL cancels 82 games from Oct. 11-24.

Oct. 16 _ League makes proposal, offering to split hockey related revenue 50-50, and says it must be accepted by Oct. 25 to preserve full schedule.

Oct. 17 _ Union rejects proposal.

Oct. 19 _ NHL cancels games through Nov. 1, raising cancellations to 135 (11 percent of season).

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