Alex Tanguay seems optimistic after the owners made their latest proposal on Tuesday.
"I'm not too sure on the details, so I can't pronounce myself" Tanguay said. "But I'm excited. Fifty-fifty - they're come a long ways from their first offer. They're willing to negotiate. They're willing to settle." The NHL's new proposal would provide the players with a 50-50 split, which is far less than they got in the old CBA, but still much more than the NHL was offering when these negotiations started.