Edmonton Oilers captain Sean Horcoff, left, Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle, and Edmunton Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney chat among themselves outside the NHL's talks with the players association at the leagues' headquarters in New York, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. The NHL is still awaiting the NHLPA’s counterproposal as the calendar turns toward August and there appears to be no resolution in sight. The current collective bargaining agreement ends on Sept. 15, and the NHL season is scheduled to open on Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
NEW YORK, N.Y. - NHL players and their union began examining the league's proposed expansion of revenue sharing as labour talks continued Tuesday.
NHLPA executive director Don Fehr says he can't make a counterproposal on the league's full package until his group receives and examines the requested team financial reports. The first batch — 76,000 pages — arrived late Monday night.
The meetings will continue Wednesday at the league offices in New York. More talks are scheduled next week when Fehr returns from a meeting with NHL players in Russia.
Fehr says players are "not enamoured" with proposed limitations on contract lengths and a clause that would force them to wait longer before becoming unrestricted free agents.
Commissioner Gary Bettman says "ample time" remains to make a deal before the current CBA expires Sept. 15.