No way. Simply didn't happen.
Don't get your hopes up.
Who cares !!
owners hyping settlement talk, trying to raise expectations. ask for meeting without fehr. make a couple minor concessions, and hope the players feel pressure to take the deal and start the season.
The season will start on Dec 26.
While I'm plenty skeptical of Burton's report. He DID scoop everyone on Kessel's cancer and Thomas's year off break. So he is connected.
But who knows....
Some good morning reading while we wait for the fisticuffs
Down Goes Brown: The NHLPA's advance scouting report on today's session with NHL owners
The jacobs caption made me lose it
Debate: Owners-players meeting will be pivotal - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
I know it was espn but it was still decent
Interesting tidbit from Elliotte Friedman's story today:
Opinions differ on fresh voices entering NHL fray | Hockey | CBC SportsQuote:
That said, he did admit it will be interesting if someone does openly step up in opposition. Will anyone bring support? In the final board meeting prior to cancellation of the 2004-05 NHL season, Tanenbaum [Toronto owner] made a passionate speech arguing for the season to be saved. He was shouted down, a response led by Kings owner Philip Anschutz who, according to Forbes, is the league's wealthiest.
It would be nice if AEG hadn't announced the sale, it makes Tim look like a lame duck in the governors meetings.