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NHL owners offer players 50-50 split of revenue

The monthlong NHL lockout wasn’t unlocked Tuesday, but the league may have fished the key out of its pocket, finally offering players an even split of the game’s gross revenues and softening other demands from its first offer in July.

“What we’d like to have after we are done is an excellent starting point and a deal to be made,’’ said the players’ top negotiator, Donald Fehr, reviewing the offer during a brief meeting with the media.

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