The NHL continues to whittle away at the season, bit by painful bit. The latest cancellations take away games through January 14.
Do they really think that there is going to be a season?
Even though the NHLPA has voted overwhelmingly to disband and dissolve the union, if you think that any hockey is going to be played this year, you have had way too much eggnog.
The latest move by the players has been to authorize their executive board to file a disclaimer of interest. Once the union is dissolved, the players can file a class action lawsuit against the NHL to declare the lockout illegal. They have until January 2 to file the disclaimer.
Mediations has not worked. Plain old negotiating has not worked. Meeting directly with players and owners has not worked. Do you really think this is going to do it? Do you think anyone but the players and owners care at this point?
For all the bitching and moaning about how much each side gets to share, the honest truth is that right now they get to split up $0. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
And after they figure it all out, the chances are exceptionally good that they will not be sharing any of my hard earned dollars either. And a merry Christmas to you, too!