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Mailing It In

In case you’ve just joined us, we’re in the middle of a lockout. Hey, we ought to have a look at that.

You two, get in a room and hammer it out.

Daly? Fehr? I’m looking at you. Let’s move.

Well, not so fast.

Gary Bettman announced earlier today that he’d like to take a couple of weeks away from the bargaining table (I thought he’d take at least one, but I didn’t think he’d make an announcement about it).

There’s only one reason that Gary Bettman is pulling the plug for two weeks, and it’s to put the screws to the NHLPA.  We’ve heard how the PA might be ‘fracturing’, and a two week moratorium on talks will push into December, cancelling what could be another month.

If we get to January without a deal, you can wrap this season up in a little white box that you can send uptown.  A significant portion of player turnover will occur (the third and fourth line guys that are on one year deals), and I can’t think that’ll be a big stroke to the PA’s morale.

Oh well, hopefully you’re enjoying the Justin Schultz show in OKC.  Or, this nice recipe for a mint julep.  Mmmm.  Julepy.

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