This guy sounds like a shyster, then again who involved with this debacle isn't. Looks like we're in for a long wait.
If this thing goes over a year, which I'm believing it will...the owners after giving 3 or 4 more new proposals will declare an impasse and will restart the league with players in their system (younger non NHLers AHL/CHL/NCAA Europe...etc, etc, etc) and start anew with any kind of system they seem fit...but that's my opinion...and I believe Bob McKenzie also mentioned the word impasse in one of his recent Lockout/CBA articles.
Although it is obviously the last resort, it is very possible it will end like this if significant progress isn't made this year. Whether it be a hard salary cap or a luxury tax, there needs to be a compromise.
As a fan of hockey and the NHL I hope it doesn't come down to this.