Honestly not even excited anymore for when they eventually get a deal done by the 11th.
Just lost all my interest for this year at the disgust of both sides. 48 games, meh, better than nothing, but they lost my interest. A 66 game start on X-Mas or w/e, would have really gotten me pumped like NBA did last year. Of course i'll be back if there is no season, but this whole dog and pony show just put a bad taste in my mouth.
Yes. I agree with this. They are going to rush to get in a BS season of 48 games and only 1 week to get guys back to their teams and start the regular season. All so the NHL can keep their sponsorship money and the players still can make a buck. I hope the lack of interest will end up sending more teams into bankruptcy and cost the players jobs.
Why should they? Everyone was saying they should meet half way, and they just did.
If the negotiations have gone the NHL offering $60 million, then the players at $70, then owners staying at $60, then players to $65, owners to $62.5, players to $64.3 then the logical thing to get an agreement is $63-63.5.
It seems that is how the bargaining for the year two cap has gone today going by all the different twitter updates.
According to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Wild pulled centre Mikael Granlund pulled from the Houston Aeros lineup after warmups on Saturday so that they do not risk him suffering any injuries.