The Capitals say they are happy to see a proposal but unhappy about the immediate concessions they'd need to give.
In what could be perceived as a move to gain public support, the NHL has released its full proposal to save the 2012-13 season.
Before the players can offer a counter-proposal, they'll need to examine how the owners' new proposal impacts future contracts.
Now that NHL owners have made a proposal to end the lockout, the players must decide if the deal is fair for both parties.
NHL owners made significant movement Tuesday with a new offer to the players that could save the full 82-game season.