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|NHL Proposes Expanded Revenue Sharing in Talks
|NEW YORK (AP) -- NHL players and their union began examining the league's proposed expansion of revenue sharing as labor 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 enamored'' 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.