Just over a month ago I wrote about the NHL lockout, brimming with positivity, believing that it would end and we would get to see NHL hockey this season. Well, I’m still positive, but this time I’m also angry.
I still believe there will be NHL hockey this season. The owners and players are simply too close to cancel a season. It could still happen of course (anything is possible), but I don’t think it would be in either side’s benefit to do so.
So why am I angry this time you ask? Well, because the solution to the lockout is so obvious now! How both sides could break off talks at this juncture and continue to waste more time when the finish line is in sight is ridiculous. Neither side is likely to win big at this point, so they might be deal makers.
The Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle outlined where both sides are at today. He outlined the three main issues that stand in between the players and owners brokering a deal.
1) The length of the collective agreement.
The owners have propos...