Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 11/16/14
At long last, the National Hockey League owners and players seem to be working toward resolving their labor dispute.Both sides have quit spewing fan-alienating rhetoric. Both sides have already proven their resolve and suffered massive economic losses, so perhaps it is finally time to quit posturing and get down to business.The NHL has already reaffirmed its Garage League status. Gary Bettman has already cemented his Architect of Doom legacy by orchestrating the third service interruption of his regime.NHLPA czar Donald Fehr has already proven that he is still Donald Fehr, the toughest players advocate in the sports labor game.But now these parties have a chance to set aside all the nonsense and find ways to meet the sport’s economic challenges for the long haul. This is about more than just regaining hockey for this winter. This is about having a prospect NHL five, 10 and 20 years down the line.Once and for all, the league and the NHL Players Association must achieve lasting peace....
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