it wasn't my speculation.....it was speculation I have heard in the media from Hockey Analysts, reporters, former players, ect.
I trust this guys speculation and opinion alot more than what you think:
Based on reports from
@RenLavoieRDS regarding NHL proposal to NHLPA, my view of labor outlook remains unchanged from weeks or months ago.
That is, I was pessimistic to begin with, figured there was no way season starts on time and today's news only reinforces that sense.