One statement came from the NHL offices in New York. Moments later another came from the NHLPA offices in Toronto.
As promised, Gary Bettman’s most recent proposal to end the NHL lockout will come off the table on Friday, sending the league’s labor negotiations into what could be a lengthy state of limbo.
One day before his self-imposed Thursday deadline to salvage an 82-game regular season, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman acknowledged on Wednesday that a full season “is not going to be a reality.”
If Jason Chimera had any hair, he’d probably be pulling it out right about now.