Originally Posted by Beantown Bronco
The NHL released the following statement to its fans last Sunday morning, hours after the third league-imposed lockout in 18 years began at midnight on Saturday.
The letter was posted on NHL.com and individual team websites.
“Despite the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the National Hockey League has been, and remains, committed to negotiating around the clock to reach a new CBA that is fair to the Players and to the 30 NHL teams
Committed to negotiating around the clock? Except for the last week or so where there hasn't been a single meeting. That must be what they meant to say.
Reminds me of that scene from The Naked Gun:
"Wilma, I promise you; whatever scum did this, not one man on this force will rest one minute until he's behind bars. Now, let's grab a bite to eat."
Bettman knows the only weapon he has is time - the players will be wanting their salary before the owners (most of the owners) will default on their loans.