As for what the fans want, it’s the start of the NHL season on Oct. 11. The same goes for the people who work at arenas or have businesses that depend on the local team playing 41 home games a year. Neither group has any representation at the bargaining table, which is too bad, because the real solution to the NHL’s labor problems is the simple reminder that the league is bringing in record revenues in brutal economic times, and to shut down a multibillion-dollar industry now would be even dumber than it was eight years ago, when it was still quite dumb, but at least somewhat understandable.
- It's apparent, like with everything else in life, this lockout is just about money. The fact CBA talks were cancelled yesterday and moved to 10 a.m. today cannot be a good sign with both parties are far away from the fence. If Bettman and Fehr have to be locked in a room for 2 days to get a new CBA done: so be it.
Don't lock those 2 in a room. They met for 2 hours yesterday according to THN and then the talks were abandoned for the day. Let's hope they were both sent back to their respective camps with something everyone can agree on but I think it's better to have the owners present. Let those who want a season to chime in now'