USA Today hockey guy says there are talks. Says three of the the 7 union members on the executive committe are ready to go to owners with a new offer. The guy on the fence is Ottawa Senator Daniel Alfredsson. No one is sure where he stands. Lots of pressure on him. If he agrees, Goodenow and the union will present an offer to Bettman. Allen isn't sure exactly what the deal is. Believes it will have to be down to atleast $45M with a dollar for dollar luxury tax at a lower threshold. Allen says he's not sure if the owners will accept it. Some want it for sure, he says. But others may be intent on busting the union and getting a $35 million cap next season.