Thursday Links Roundup: NHL reveals remainder of CBA proposal

Gary Bettman finds your lack of faith in a new Collective Bargaining Agreement disturbing.
  • The NHL expanded its proposal for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement yesterday during meetings with Players' Association representatives in Toronto. It includes a significant redefinition of what constitutes hockey-related revenue that would, overall, result in a rollback of player salaries by 24%. Under the proposal, Wade Redden would make just $4.9 million next season. [The Globe & Mail]
  • So what exactly is hockey-related revenue anyway and why is it such a big sticking point for these negotiations? Josh Lile is glad you asked and put together a terrific and informative look at HRR earlier this week. [Defending Big D]
  • After designing the phenomenal Sharks roster tree, the venerable Ann Frazier decided to try her hand at making one for a, um, less well-run franchise. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Elsewhere in Ontario, Senators blog Silver Seven ponders what it would take for Ottawa native and Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle to return to his hometown as rumors circle about his potential availability. Michalek/Cheechoo 2012? [Silver Seven]
  • Shea Weber's staying in Nashville, at least for one more season, after the Predators matched the 14-year, $110 million offer sheet he signed with Philadelphia last week. Tyler Dellow wonders aloud whether Weber's agent Kevin Epp screwed the pooch for his client here. [mc79hockey]
  • With Weber officially in the fold, the great Dirk Hoag looks at what the future holds for Nashville. [On the Forecheck]
  • Shane Doan continues his summer tour of North America with a visit to Montreal. Let's hope they don't remember what Doan thinks of French-Canadians. [Sportsnet]
  • Jordan Eberle scored on 19% of the shots he took in 2011-12. That can't possibly continue, can it? [The Copper & Blue]
  • In case you missed it, here's Megalodon's response to the Niagara Falls Reporter's defense of homophobic comments made by "columnist" Lenny Palumbo in their "newspaper" last week regarding the You Can Play movement. The best part is the Reporter's reference to PPP and a host of other blogs as "catering to hockey fans and to a lesser extent homosexuals." Tell me that doesn't make for a terrific site tagline. [BoC]
  • Finally, Alexander Semin somehow still remains unsigned. As always, the most eloquent take on the ridiculousness of this fact comes from Ellen Etchingham: "An individual player’s likeability, the way he performs his emotions, may contribute in some small, fractional way to his team’s success, but you know what contributes even more? Scoring goals. In fact, you might say that scoring goals contributes more to winning hockey games than pretty much anything else." [Backhand Shelf]
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