Originally written September 19, 2012 on Beantown Banter:
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CSNNE caught up with many members of the Bruins today and got their thoughts on the NHL’s latest lockout, the second since 2004. At least two Bruins were extremely unhappy about the owner’s stance at the negotiating table. B’s defenseman Andrew Ference told Joe Haggerty: “We’re getting into this rut, of being almost a joke, where every few years we’ve got to revisit the same thing… but the bottom line is we’re missing hockey games, and there’s this cycle of nonsense where you have to say enough is enough.”.  Shawn Thornton added this about the League’s latest offer: “(I’m) frustrated, angry. Obviously it’s out of our hands right now. It seems like it’s just another money grab. It won’t fix anything… we want to fix it.” The obvious theme of these talks so far is that the NHL wants to take money from the players’ contracts to support small market teams such as the Phoenix Coyotes and Florida Panthers, 18-20% of each contract according to the latest CBA proposal. This would
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