What we DON'T need is a union strike in the NHL! What will we do without all those burly men on ice??
Unfortch, it looks like Commissioner Gary Bettman will lock out the players, because no talk has been scheduled for today… which is 24 hours before the promise to shut the doors.
Here's what he said:
"We have been clear that the collective bargaining agreement, upon its expiration, needs to have a successful agreement for us to move forward. The league is not in a position, not willing to move forward with another season under the status quo."
If you remember, the last labor stoppage caused the cancellation of the entire 2004-05 season, a lockout that ended only when players accepted a salary cap and a 24 percent rollback of salaries.
So yeah, if you aren't worried about there not being a season, tread softly!
We just hope this gets cleared up soon!
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