Yup... that is interesting.
The NHL's max contract lengths was previously 5 years, I believe... so to shift to 6/7 at least "seems" like a pretty good compromise towards the NHL's desire of 8 year contracts. That has felt like the main sticking point, IMO.
I didn't understand this part:
9:32AM: LeBrun says that the new offer allows teams to have one compliance buyout prior to the 2013-14 season. It doesn’t count against the cap but it does count against the players share.
What does that mean exactly?