NHL Lockout: Latest Statements Offer No Reason for Optimism from Either Side

December 20th, 2012 by Rick Weiner Leave a reply »
Words are meaningless when they land on the ears of skeptics.

Anyone who isn't skeptical when it comes to statements from the NHL and NHLPA as the lockout steams toward 2013 is only fooling themselves and falling for the latest round of PR stunts from both sides.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly was interviewed on HNIC Radio (Hockey Night in Canada Radio) earlier this week and did his job, telling the fans what they want to hear, as HNIC's Elliotte Friedman reported (via Twitter):

Context of Daly quote: Asked him if there would be a season. Told him he could only give a yes or no answer, that "I don't know"...

— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 19, 2012 was not allowed. He answered in the affirmative. There you go.

— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 19, 2012 Donald Fehr, head of the NHLPA, was asked for his reaction to Daly's answer, which he gladly offered (h/t ESPN):

That's good news. I'm glad to hear that. I certainly hope he's right. That's the players' goal; that's what we want to try and do.

Hopefully, we'll get back together and negotiate out the remaining issues ...

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