Read: Why The NHL Is Demanding Five-Year Contract Limits

Last week, when talking about contract term limits, Bill Daly said that the five-year term was the hill they are willing to die on.

When asked to explain why those term limits are so important, Daly told Craig Custance at ESPN Insider, “Term limits on contracts is important both to prevent and eliminate gaming of the system and in order to keep club and league long-term liabilities in order. The rule is important for the ongoing fiscal health and stability of the league.”

Donald Fehr explained in a memo last week that he and the players are against the five-year term limit because they fear it will hurt the middle class players.