Rob Rossi at the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that NBC is already looking at alternate programming plans to replace the Winter Classic.
...for those of you who think the NHL would never let the Winter Classic be canceled, think again.
...league still getting $200 million from NBC whether they play this season or not. No incentive to make a deal.
Meanwhile in the latest negotiation news, Pro Hockey Talk notes that after a quiet meeting on Friday, Steve Fehr of the NHLPA and NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly touched base again on Saturday to iron out a negotiation schedule for this week.
...unreal that these guys are meeting about having meetings. Yep, the new CBA should be completed before we know it. Yeah, right.
In a piece of encouraging news, Pierre LeBrun at ESPN.com says that during Friday's conversation, both sides expressed to each other that it's time to compromise.
...and by compromise, they mean wait for the other side to back down. Which doe...