"NO ANCHOVIES OR NO DEAL." - Bruce Bennett
Three days of negotiation, posturing and theater sent participants and observers alike over the ledge Thursday night.
If ye be the gluttonous-for-punishment type, and which to be updated on all your NHL lockout news, our SB Nation NHL hub has a thorough stream of updates from reports around the league (that stream is also posted below the pictures on our homepage), including questions about whether the stars and depth players are now being divided by the league.
When you have 30 owners there's bound to be a range of views. When it's 700+ players, all the more variety. Donald Fehr's job is to keep their sights trained on getting the best deal they can, for as long as they're willing to sacrifice present income to get it.
Meanwhile, you glutton, here's other stuff to read about the lockout wars:
- LeBrun is exasperated: You have got to be kidding me - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
- Ron Hainsey says the owners told him bringing Fehr back would be a "deal breaker"
- NHL labor talks break down after just one hour Thursday - ESPN
- This is the players' email/breakdown of what was on the table Thursday
- Doug MacLean, Nick Kypreos get into shouting match on radio
- A dose of humor: The Players and Owners CBA Negotiations -- Advanced Stats - Battle of California
- Grange on CBA: Progress -- finally! - sportsnet.ca [Heh, ironic title, as things soon changed.]