As tired as we all are of CBA updates, this morning's news from Pierre LeBrun should finally signal the beginning of the end of this awful lockout.
According to a NHL player source, the NHL has reached out with a new offer for the NHLPA. It is an offer that includes movement on all of the main issues including contract limits, buyouts and variance and should at least be enough to get the attention of Donald Fehr.
Full details on the offer were not immediately available but it apparently calls for a maximum contract length of six years or seven when you are signing your own players.
LeBrun says that NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly would not confirm the news this morning but that certainly doesn't mean it should be dismissed. I'm sure we'll hear more about this over the next 48 hours.
He takes a lot of heat at times but it looks like Eklund may have had this news earlier this morning and suggests that the two sides may actually meet at some point today. Hockey in January. It's coming.