NHL lockout: Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews not thrilled with league offer

Christian Petersen

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is encouraged that there's been movement in CBA negotiations with the league, but didn't think the NHL's proposal was good enough.

The NHL sent a new offer to the NHLPA this week, and Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews wasn't very impressed with it:

"It's something, but it's not anything to get overly excited about," Toews said Wednesday after a news conference to promote the "Champs for Charity" game Oct. 26 at Allstate Arena. "We'll look at it and consider it and see where we go from there."

The new proposal involves a 50/50 split of hockey related revenues between the league and the players, and would allow for a full 82-game schedule starting on Nov. 2nd. However, many players, including Toews, aren't jumping for joy and getting their equipment ready yet. Many see it as either a public relations ploy by the owners to get the fans on their side, while others see it as a good first step and a sign that the league is finally ready to negotiate a deal with the union.

The NHL locked out its players on Sep. 15th, and there has been little in the way of movement towards a new collective bargaining agreement until this week. Hopes are being raised that a deal could be struck soon, but anything is possible.

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