The end of another week, and still we have no resolution in sight. Today, it was Federal mediator George Cohen's turn to meet with both sides, however the results remained them same. No progress and another potential meeting on Friday.
It seems every week repast itself. Meet Tuesday and Wednesday,then blow it up on Thursday. While everyone believes that both sides are so close they can taste it, the NHL and NHLPA don't see it that way.
Well, maybe not everyone on the NHL side does. Scott Burnside of ESPN.com shares a potential solution given to him by an NHL governor, that he believes both sides can live with.
Habs and Hockey News and Notes:
- A funny, but perhaps possible, piece showed up on SI.com's FanNation that suggest that Donald Fehr may be willing to sacrifice the season to keep his reputation as the baddest man in labour negotiations. Some of the comments are pure gold!
- Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada explains why Bettman and the NHL have already won the lockout negotiations.
- Are both sides willing to let the season dies? Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province examines the possibility.
- And to end the week, Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy ask the question, "Should the NHL contract to 20 teams?"
Enjoy your weekend everyone!
(Cartoon: Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch)
Thursday, December 13, 2012