NHL Lockout 2012: NHLPA Will Respond To Latest Proposal By Friday

With the Sept. 15 deadline for a possible NHL lockout looming, negotiations are beginning to heat up between the owners and the NHLPA.

On Tuesday afternoon, the NHL gave its latest proposal to the players, which moved the proposed revenue split from 53-47 to 50-50. This is a sign that the league may be willing to compromise in order to avoid the third lockout of Gary Bettman's tenure.

Now, according to a report from SB Nation's Steve Lepore, the NHLPA will respond with a counter-proposal by Friday:

Donald Fehr, the NHLPA's chief negotiator, has expressed skepticism about some of the league's financial statements -- especially how they are calculating the proposed hockey-related revenue the two sides would split.

But with the owners at least hinting that they're amenable to compromise, we should get a much better idea of the mood in the NHLPA when we see their counter-proposal in the next few days.

For more coverage of the Stars as well as further NHL lockout news and analysis, check out Defending Big D as well as the SB Nation Dallas StoryStream.

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