How about that cheery Monday morning headline, hey?

In a nutshell, talks between the players and owners about getting a new CBA deal done are where they’ve been for some time now: at impasse. Pierre LeBrun reported that Steve Fehr and Bill Daly were in touch over the weekend, but the two sides have no official plans to meet. In fact, here’s the statement Bill Daly gave the Associated Press on Friday night:

“I have no reason, nor any intention, of reaching out to the union right now. I have no new ideas. Maybe they do. We are happy to listen.”

Again, with the “no reason” comment. Yes Bill, absolutely none.

As we wait for positive news to trickle out – hell, any news, really – you should take a look at this. It’s the latest way some fans are planning to get back at the NHL for locking them out: every game the NHL takes from them after December 21st, they’ll take back from the league:

Welp. Let’s get this week under way!

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UPDATE: We thought Nick Cotsonika had a good string of tweets this morning. That info:

 

 

 

 

Comments (5)

  1. yeah, a boycott. that’ll show em.

    what, exactly, has a fan lost in this? some entertainment? a chance to spend some money?
    i understand the people who are directly impacted by the lack of money going into arenas and the areas around them, but the average fan? its just childish. as tired as i am of the show being put on by the nhl and nhlpa, im more tired of the bitching being done by the fans who think theyve been somehow wronged. its entertainment, you dont have a stake in this. get over it.

    • I think your point is valid, and I agree. However, I think it’s pretty simplistic to suggest that the only things fans have lost is entertainment. In my case, I love the game. I love watching it. But one of the intangible things i’ve found that has been lost in all this is one of the connections i have with my god daughter. Sure, i still see her and we still talk, but both of us really enjoyed going to games together. Between her, her father, and myself, it was just one of those things we all connected on that helped us get together. I miss those games with them.

      I bet many fans have similar things they could point to and say how hockey is bigger to them than simply a form of entertainment.

    • Andy, clearly you are not a true fan of the game. REAL fans have lost a part of their lives, many of which look forward to the NHL season throughout the entire off season setting up fantasy drafts, and planning get together around big games that were supposed to happen. I think before you blabber on about something you clearly know nothing about id look at something you are very passionate about, and if it were just taken away from you without you having any say in the matter.

      WE pay their salaries, WE keep the league floating, yet WE don’t get a say. If the person who pays your wages didn’t have a say in what you did, i think they would be a little pissed off too.

  2. @andy

    I have lost the small talk i usually have with about 20 daily customers, all of whom I know nothing about except what their favorite hockey team is and what their favorite brand of smokes are.

    My days at work are much more boring, and much quieter.

  3. Why wait til December 21st? I’ve been saying this all along…since September 15th.

    Also, I’m 99.9% certain that the Bruins fan in the video is none other than Patrick O’Brien Dempsey, who played Mike Eruzione in “Miracle.” So…that’s cool.

    “Mike Eruzione…Winthrop, Massachusetts…”

    “Who do you play for?”

    “I play for…the United States of America.”

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