A year ago, NBA players agreed to a significant reduction in revenue sharing. NHL talks appear to be heading down a similar path.
With NHL negotiations at a standstill, Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner says players are just hoping to limit the damage.
In a statement, union executive director Don Fehr says NHL players are ready to play while talks continue.
The NHL canceled all games through Oct. 24 but did not indicate if those games could be rescheduled in a condensed format.