The NHL and the NHLPA have reached an agreement to pay the teams for their new turf, and the players want to see the league pay more.
The agreement includes an increase of $500,000 to the average cap for the NHL and an increase in the maximum number of players that can wear the uniform from 28 to 30.
The league has been criticized for not putting the players in uniform for years.
The NHL and NHLPA also agreed to an increase to the maximum salary for players to $5 million per season.
The union also agreed that a salary cap would be established for the 2016-17 season, which would be $72.5 million, $42.5 for each of the four conferences.
The deal will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017.
It will not apply to any teams that already have an agreement with the league.
It is expected to create a new salary cap for next season.
A source close to the negotiations told ESPN.com on Thursday that the deal was not finalized.
It is expected that the agreement will allow the teams to spend up to $3.7 billion for the next two seasons, including $1.9 billion in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but the amount could rise.
The new deal also allows the teams that had their contract extension inked in the offseason to extend it through 2019-20.