48 game season ?
48 game season ?
Los Angeles Kings' Kevin Westgarth, Chicago Blackhawks' Jamal Mayers still optimistic regarding labor talks - ESPN), and with no future meetings presently planned, we have to assume that more games -- probably at least through the end of December -- will be cancelled today or tomorrow. In 1994-95, the lockout ended on January 11, 1995, the 48 game season started nine days later, on January 20, 1995, and ended about month later than usual, on May 3, 1995. Seems to me that it would be pretty difficult to get much more than 48-60 games in at this point.
You guys need to keep in mind that if they really wanted to squeeze in 48-60 games or whatever, they still can with ease right? Back-to-back-to-back games. Yeah, I know... it's a ridiculous concept, but it's been done before.
Either way, I don't care about the owners and players anymore. They're both losers to me. When they decide to make a deal and play, then great. But for now, they can all jump up their own butt and die.
Bettman is not doing his job:
"That Commissioner’s sole duty, his mandate, would be to further the best interest of hockey — not just the interests of the franchisees, nor just those of the laborers. He would be “The Protector of The Puck”. It would require the franchisees and the players to agree to submit to someone with irreproachable motives and judgement."
Everyone involved can eat an entire barrel of d***s, as far as I'm concerened.
Westgarth talks about negotiating with the owners:
“It became obvious that the guys they brought in had nowhere near a complete understanding of what the proposals were and where we were in the negotiations,” Westgarth said. “I thought it was great that Ron Burkle, Larry Tanenbaum, Mark Chipman and Jeff Vinik got involved — clearly they’re passionate and care about the game — but it shows how tightly controlled the league is.”