Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/13/12 at 12:36 PM ET
As bleak as things look, one thing I learned after covering the last lockout in 2004-05 is that the breakthrough in talks can come completely out of nowhere with absolutely no apparent momentum leading up to it. Out of nowhere during a secret meeting between Bill Daly and Ted Saskin in Niagara Falls, N.Y., came the NHLPA’s acceptance of a salary cap, which for better or for worse was the first step in finally reaching an eventual deal seven years ago. I suspect the same will hold true here. That without any obvious hints or signs, the two sides will finally find a trigger on the core economic issues, which will provide a domino effect for the rest of the deal.
The question is, how long do we have to wait for that moment to come?
I still think there’s chance for hockey sometime in December. But don’t hold me to it.
-Pierre LeBrun or ESPN where you can read more on some of the outstanding issues of the CBA negotiations.
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