Those above are the words of Gary Bettman yesterday, foreboding words indeed.
The CBA expires Sept. 15, and it’s almost a certainty IMO that there will be a lockout. How long that lasts is anybody’s guess. I’m taking the liberty of translating the commish’s words yesterday thusly:
“Nice try with your interesting proposal, NHLPA, but not close.”
Here’s TSN’s coverage of the day in bargaining … or non-bargaining.
Looks like some autumn golf for yours truly.