The NHL lockout will end someday. Possibly this month. Maybe Tuesday's "cautious optimism" is even a sign of progress. Follow the updates if you dare.
Not even an appearance on Judge Judy could bridge the gap between the NHL and the NHLPA and end this ridiculous lockout.
In the escalating and absurd NHL-NHLPA CBA war, you can argue who went to the bottom first. But either way, their downward spiral of distrust is sad and destructive.