Owners Nuts to Think NHL Can Survive Lockout

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One month ago, the NHL lockout predictably began. 


Just when its unpredictable end will arrive is an answer not even Gary Bettman nor Donald Fehr could confidently provide. 


And that’s worrisome, of course. There has been zero traction in talks. Neither side has made the next move yet, wanting to make the other sweat a little longer in order to gain some measure of leverage in talks. 


So the standoff continues, although the fact the big four will meet again Tuesday in Toronto is a slim glimmer of hope. Getting Bettman, Fehr, Bill Daly and Steve Fehr in the same room as often as possible is the only way this thing will ever find a breakthrough. 


Monday, meanwhile, also would have been the first NHL payday for...

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