James O'Brien at Pro Hockey Talk reports TSN's Darren Dreger said that the next wave of canceled games could come as soon as next week...
"Canceling the first two weeks of the season might pale in comparison to the chunk of contests that could go by the wayside if Dreger’s report is correct."
Dreger adds that the NHL wants to give owners the chance to rent out their buildings to other events in order to recoup some revenue and that the next cancellations could be “much bigger” than the initial 82 games.
#CBA As of this morning, no future talks scheduled between NHL and NHLPA— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) October 12, 2012
...sadly it looks like you guys are going to be stuck with my faux recaps as your hockey fix this season. Miserable.
Really curious, is it only the venues that would profit from new bookings, or do the owner's somehow have their hand in the cookie jar through some hidden/backdoor clause? Really makes you think. As crushed as I am by not having hockey right now, I think the players should stick it out, as long as it takes, and not cave in. If that's 2-3 seasons, then so be it, they have the opportunity to really push hard against the owner's, and as much as I want to see hockey resume, I don't want to have to see the player's compromise to do it.
I just cannot understand how there can be no talks scheduled. How are they STILL dragging their feet on this??