Guys, lets not get too far ahead of ourselves... I know that we want to feel optimistic right now but things could easily turn south.
I agree. If there's one thing we have learned from this process, it's that anything can happen. Plus, no one from TSN has really said much on, McKenzie and Dreger, have really said much in terms of a possible outcome. I have guarded optimism at this point.
I'll start working on some "Shirt Off. Season On." avatars, you guys.
Because that worked so well last time.
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
On a side note, I hate TSN's relatively new video player on their page. For whatever reason, it rarely works on my computer at work. The old one worked fine, but now I can't watch any of the videos they post. This is the only news website I have a problem with. End rant.
According to TSN, Burkle and Crosby flew in together, with the NHL giving them a pass on talking to one another as owner and player, etc. They also said Burkle changed the entire dynamic of the negotiation yesterday. And apparently Sid HAS been close to the negotiations from the start so that's a little surprising in one way, but not in others (Sid being the League Savior ™ and Closet Favorite of Philly fans everywhere).
In short, Burkle, Mario, Sid and Adams are saving hockey. The rest of the league's fans need to recognize.
We can't help it if our guys are better and more constructive / productive than their guys.
Jets fan here say hello to Ovi for us when you see him this season
our beat reporter confirmed that when the smoke clears Sid and Burkle are going to be seen as the Linden and Hodgkiss of this lock out! So to your bolded point above....duly noted
here's a little chant from our building to capture the spirit of the moment (thx Burkle and Sid)
There are already some posts on the rangers board complaining that Crosby talking with Burkle outside of the meeting would be illegal and that it should be punished.
Their hate for Crosby is bigger than their desire to get hockey back.
In contrast, Petr Prucha has the utmost respect for the rules and would never do such a thing. This is why he's a superior negotiator on top of having way more trade value.