At this point comments from the players and the " other side " is merely jibber jabber.Sorry for those whom side with the players on this one. When the employees eventually bite the bullet ( because its not going to go any way other than how the owners want it to ) then we will see NHL hockey again...sad thing is we have to wait and wait and wait for the players to come to this realization.
The players gave up quite a bit in the last CBA. Some of the owners(MIN) are especially hypocritical of what they're now railing against.
Sorry, but the union looks much more solidified this time around than the previous lockout and many of them have found work elsewhere, as opposed to last time when there weren't alternate places to play. There's no reason not to think that the season could be lost, regardless of whether the deadlines pass without any movement....which was my point.
The Player's union has agreed to some cuts in revenue, even though the league is the most prosperous it's ever been.
This time around, it's pure greed on the owner's part and incompetence on the Commissioner's part.