The NHL Players Association supplied three separate proposals to the National Hockey League on Thursday in an effort to end the league's ongoing lockout. The NHL, however, turned down all three proposals and the meeting broke up after a little more than an hour. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman submitted a six-year offer to the Player’s Association on Tuesday that included a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue and allowed for a full 82-game season, beginning on Nov. 2, if the players accepted the deal. But that is unlikely now that the league has turned down the counter offer.
The lockout, which began on September 16th, already caused the cancellation of 82 games from October 11th through October 24th. But you can scratch that itch for hockey tonight at Wings Stadium inKalamazoo, where the K-Wings play their ECHL home opener against theFt.Wayne Komets.