After a week of more promising, continuous dialogue between the NHL and NHLPA, TSN is now reporting that there is no communication nor plans to meet between the two sides.
For all the momentary moments of optimism, it increasingly looks like the 2012-13 season could be headed down the drain.
Somehow, though, I don't expect fans will be nearly as forgiving as in 2004-05 should that happen.
I know I won't be. What about you?
Habs and Hockey News
- Andrei Markov's return to the KHL will have to wait a bit longer as he is still recovering from a rib injury.
- The Hamilton Bulldogs lost their third straight game, dropping a 4-1 decision against the Rochester Americans.
- Corey Collard from Montreal Hockey Talk presents a fan's solution to the lockout.
- Mark Recchi offers some advice to the players.
- Wayne Simmonds and Chris Stewart sure have bounced around during the lockout. After signing for 30 days in the German second division, they then headed to the Czech League. But now, USA Today reports that both players are leaving their Czech team for family reasons.
- Speaking of the Czech Republic, Jason Chimera just signed a deal there. Another player who isn't holding his breath on a CBA I suppose.
- There are a few International events going on, including the Deutschland Cup which features a few former Habs on the Canadian and Slovak rosters.