If they're really looking to end this thing and put some pressure on the other side Owners Entry Level - 3 year deals, $1 million max, Bonus can't be more than 100% of the contract. Arbitration - abolished Free Agency - 5 years or age 25, which ever comes first Qualifying offers (rarely used) - 100% Salary Cap - (60%) floor $37 million ceiling $47 million .. adjusts accoring to league revenues, but the ceiling will NEVER dip below $45 million Players Entry Level - 4 year deals, $850K max, Bonus can't be more than 50% of the deal, unless finalist for a major award (Norris, Vezina, Art Ross, Rocket Richard, Hart or Conn Smythe) Arbitration - 2-way arbitration. Players and teams can ask for arbitration an unlimited amount. Qualifying offers - 85% Free Agency - Keep at 31 Luxury Tax - $38 million - $0.25 $42 million - $0.50 $47 million - $0.75 $52 million - $1.25 $57 million - $1.75 $62 million - $2.00 The ranges would adjust each year with 60% of revenues = $0.50 threshold. EDIT: Forgot to include the rollback of 24% ============================================== If either side put forth one of those proposals, it would put incredible pressure on the other side to work with that and hammer out a deal.