Yeah, so barring an absolute last second miracle there will be absolutely no NHL this year. I have to say Goodenow is an idiot…….but the owners are no saints here either. Everyone knows the union will end accepting a cap at some point, it’s just unfortunate that the idiots can’t see that right now. They’ll agree to a deal sometime next January……a deal they probably could’ve had months ago. This one isn’t gonna end looking good. There’s no way for the losing side to save face. They can’t brush it up like the MLB negotiations because these negotiations boil down to just one issue…..is there a hard cap or not? There’ s not gonna be a middle line and that pretty much kills any hopes for a smooth sailing in negotiations from now on. Ofcourse the owners have their share of the blame too. If these idiots could just control themselves a bit we wouldn’t have these ridiculously high salaries. It’s unfortunate that we could lose franchises because of this (let’s hope the Devils are the first to go). The Players Union needs to wake up fast. If the last TV contract wasn’t a wakeup call, I don’t know if there will ever be one. The NHL is making NO guaranteed money from it’s deal with NBC. Granted NBC is gonna be great for hockey….but it’s not instant money for the NHL. Leave me your thoughts on this. You have any solutions that are realistic? I mean do we really wanna be stuck watching only basketball for the next 2-3 months?