One statement came from the NHL offices in New York. Moments later another came from the NHLPA offices in Toronto.
It was inevitable, considering the lack of progress in negotiations.
Former Capitals star Peter Bondra has two words of advice for players being locked out in the most recent NHL work stoppage: Just play.
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.