Not much in the way of news lately as we await the next cancellation which is likely to be the Winter Classic, followed by the All-Star game. With the month of November down the drain, December 1st is a long way from now, but the next 30 days will go very quickly and unless the two sides start to sit down, nothing will happen. With the chaos created by Sandy, it’s understandable that many people may not be available to meet and that storm has presented a different kind of problem.
The way things stand right now, we continue to hear a bunch of posturing about how the players want to talk, and that the owners want to talk, but only when something is on the table worth talking about. Then of course you have the daily rants by agent Allan Walsh, who if nothing else must be commended for his persistence. But it probably stops there as his one-sided view now consist of a Twitter pissing match with TSN’s Darren Dreger. I fully respect Dreger’s analysis of any situation, and always find his information to be solid and trustworthy. On trade deadline day you all know that a trade isn’t official unless Darren Dreger says it is. [Read more…]