NHL Lockout: Agreeing to Mediation Proves Both Sides Finally Getting Serious

November 26th, 2012 by Rick Weiner Leave a reply »
Finally, Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr are getting the help that they so desperately need.

It's been confirmed and reported by multiple sources, but we'll turn to former NHL enforcer and current analyst for Canada's Sportsnet, Nick Kypreos, for the glorious news:

#NHL said yes to #NHLPA request to have Federal mediator involved in #CBA talks. Mediator expected to be in next meeting believed to be Wed

— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) November 26, 2012 Or, in layman's terms, courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer's Sam Carchidi:

#NHL and #NHLPA are like your crazy aunt who finally realizes she needs a therapist.

— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) November 26, 2012 This can only be taken as an incredibly positive development in the never-ending stalemate between the two sides.

It's become crystal clear that neither was capable of playing nicely with others in the sandbox that holds the future of the NHL—bringing some adult supervision certainly can't hurt the process.

The fact that the NHL and the NHLPA have finally agreed on something is great news.

That they've both come to the rea ...

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