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Two Different Views

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Intrepid reporters Scott Burnside and Katie Strang are trying to stay warm while monitoring the NHL-NHLPA talks from frigid New York. Here's their take on the chances we see a new CBA agreement before the end of the week. 

BURNSIDE: Call me Dr. Pollyanna but I still think this gets done, if not Wednesday, then Thursday. I don't see the NHLPA filing a disclaimer of interest and I think both sides understand that there is too much at stake to let it go down the tubes at this point in the process. To lose a second full season in eight years is unthinkable and I think both sides get that and get a deal done. 

STRANG: I wouldn't be fulfilling my duty as resident skeptic if I didn't predict things go off the rails Wednesday. Yes, we can interpret the fact that the two sides have swapped three proposals in the last six days as progress but I think trust between the league and union continues to erode, thanks to the snag on pensions Tuesday. Although I don't think the union will resort to filing a disclaimer of interest, I predict negotiations will go sideways for at least a few days, beginning Wednesday. I still believe a deal gets done, but not without at least one more hiccup.

What's your gut, heart or brain telling you?

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LifeLongHabsFan's avatar

I’m with Katie!

Posted by LifeLongHabsFan on 01/02/13 at 01:56 PM ET

Zqto's avatar

I think I’ve come to terms with this lockout… after I understood this is like an unavoidable disaster going through, and you just have to endure it

This lockout is exactly like beeing forced to watch a twilight marathon
You dont know what the heck you are watching, you dont even understand why you are watching it, you just want it to end as soon as possible

And thats exactly why I dont have an opinion on the issue…  Im just waiting for all this crap to end, see what damage is done after all is over, and figure where it goes from then on

Posted by Zqto on 01/02/13 at 02:00 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Wow. 85 House Republicans voted for a tax increase before the NHL ended its lockout. Glad I did not wager anything on that. That sound you hear really is hell freezing over.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/02/13 at 03:30 PM ET

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