A recent NHL proposal to tweak the league's escrow structure to cope with the effects of the pandemic has left players feeling angry and betrayed, reports Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

The NHL and NHLPA held a meeting Wednesday, during which the league offered two proposals. The first asked for players to defer 20% of their salaries while escrow increases to 25%. The second asked players to defer 26% for next season, but escrow is left alone until Years 4-6 of the current collective bargaining agreement.