According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the NHL has made a new proposal  to the NHL players' association as the sides try to find common ground on a collective bargaining agreement.
LeBrun writes that the owners have moved to six years for the term limits on contracts after previously stating that they would not go further than five years. Additionally, the league's "make whole" provision (money to offset lost hockey-related revenue for players) remains at $300 million while allowing each team one compliance buyout before the 2013-14 season.
Games have been canceled through Jan. 14, with a CBA needing to be in place by mid-January in order to save the season.
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