Straight from the "no news is good news" department, Shelley Anderson from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports from an interview with Penguins NHLPA representative Craig Adams, the NHL is no longer interested calling upon a third party to the negotiating table.
Craig Adams on the subject of mediation:
"I think we would welcome it because I think if you look at the situation objectively, there's no question we're making all the concessions," he said. "I wouldn't be afraid of it, but I'm not holding my breath that's going to happen."
Assuming Adams is actually looking at whole picture without NHLPA colored glasses on, I find it awfully hard to believe the union has conceded on every single economic issue that has been resolved up to this point. If that's the case, why was a Union director as big as Donald Fehr even hired in the first place?
Meanwhile, Katie Strang over at ESPN says she found a mediator that's more than willing to take on the NHL lockout and do it...