According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the NHL failed to highlight some changes they made in their proposal, which the NHLPA caught on Thursday and immediately raised the issue.
"I would hope that it's a misunderstanding," Parise told the newspaper. "I would hope that there's a little more trust involved and a little more honor in the negotiating process, so I would hope that it was just a misunderstanding."
As the two sides try to work past this, several key points of the CBA have been ironed out.
The NHLPA has accepted a 50/50 split of Hockey Related Revenues and a 10-year Collective Bargaining Agreement, with a few stipulations, such as a mutual opt-out after seven years (the NHL originally proposed an opt-out after eight years).
The NHL has agreed to a 30 per cent variance, up from 10 per cent in their previous proposal (they originally offered five per cent), though no year within a player's contract can be lower than 60 per cent of the highest-paid year of the deal.
Two compliance buyouts per team will be in affect for the 2013-14 season. The buyouts will not count against the cap but will count against HRR.
The two sides have also agreed to keep such items as penalties related to "hiding" HRR, the Entry-Level System, Salary Arbitration and Group 3 Unrestricted Free Agency unchanged from the previous CBA.
"I've been the eternal optimist, so in the grand scheme of things, with how close everything really is, I can't imagine that it'll blow up and they'll cancel everything," Parise said. "It'll be pretty stupid to do that."
The owners and players still need to agreed on the salary cap beginning in 2013-14, the escrow figure, the length of player contacts, the Players' "Benefit Pension Plan," the minimum annual salary for players, and a few other points.