The NHL Lockout continues, although both sides have at least committed to engaging in more talks than they have before. The NHL owners and players have met for the past couple of days and have spent around six hours negotiating at each bargaining session as they hope to move toward a new collective bargaining agreement. Thursday will mark the third consecutive days of meetings and, without getting too optimistic, is there one player who we should watch as a sign of good things possibly to come?
If there is, that one player would be Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
While many other elite players across the NHL have already signed to play in Switzerland or Russia or somewhere else, Crosby has said that he will only do so if the entire 2012-2013 NHL season is cancelled. The league did take a giant step toward that last week when they cancelled the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day, but all hope is not lost.
If it was, one would think that Crosby would be close to inking a deal ...