Thanks to unnamed sources, I've obtained an exclusive transcript of tomorrow's meeting between the NHL and NHLPA. The following is a rush version; the full version will be available tomorrow.
Bettman: We're still insisting on a 50/50 split of HRR, starting immediately, with limits on contract lengths, variation in salary by year.
Fehr: We're still insisting on the $1.883 billion we received in 2011-12 plus 1.75% interest for 2012-13, and 1.75% interest compounded each year until we reach a 50/50 split of HRR, with no limits on contracts at all.
Bettman: Well, I guess we have nothing left to talk about.
Fehr: I guess not, at least not until you increase your offer to what we want.
Bettman: Not a chance - we're not moving.
Fehr: Neither are we.
Bettman: Then I guess we're done here. When you're ready to move, call me - otherwise, don't bother calling at all.
Fehr: No problem, I'll be available for when you want to get back to talking after another 2-day break.