It's been a long time since I wrote anything here...sometimes life hands you more than you are ready to deal with and it takes a while to get caught up.
Too bad the NHL and NHLPA can't say that about this lockout.
Today is November 19th and there has yet to be an NHL game played in the 2012-13 season.
Everybody knew what is happening...would happen...right?
There aren't any surprises that made either side say "Wow...didn't see that coming!"... are there?
I'm sick of reading about the lockout.
Sick of seeing posturing...followed by more posturing...it's not a Star Search Photo shoot is it?
Sick of hearing about...this...that..the other thing. Meh!!!!
You see...I am not even listing details because as you probably already realize...this is all just a joke now...right?!
All of the interested parties have known about all of the specific details that would become issues for several years now. They (each side) have had plenty of time to evaluate those details and create a plan. Each side knows what it is REALLY willing to SETTLE for...but what we are seeing now are the last stages of the 'who blinks first' contest.
C'mon you morons...take your real requirements to the next meeting and get this thing done already.
I'm not naive enough to think there aren't some real issues here. I just don't buy into the idea that...by now...both sides don't fully understand what it will take to end this thing.
THEY DO KNOW WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO END THIS!!!
How this thing can still be about EVERYTHING....EXCEPT getting the agreement done...is beyond my limited comprehension.
Maybe myself and few other really dumb guys should get together and represent the sides. I'll bet within an afternoon we hammer out an agreement that ends up looking a lot like whatever all the geniuses from the NHL and NHLPA will agree to sometime in the next year.
Seriously guys...enough already...get this done and let's move on.