Lou Nanne thinks the lock out could have been avoided if only the sides would have started negotiating earlier. He said he believes the Players Association could have started earlier.
The NHL locked out its players at midnight Saturday, becoming the third major sports league to impose a work stoppage in the last 18 months.
The NHL season is supposed to open with training camps on Saturday. No one believes they are close to a deal that would do that.
Just 10 days remain before the deadline of the NHL lockout and right now, no new talks are scheduled. That has a lot of people worried, especially after ticket sales continue to surge in the aftermath of the blockbuster signing of stars Ryan Suter and Zach Parise.