Mar 27, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman John-Michael Liles (24) warms up before playing against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Air Canada Centre. The Hurricanes beat the Maple Leafs 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

140 Or Less - The Two Week Break Edition

I wish I could go body surfing. Wait, I changed my answer. I don’t wish that at all. 

It’s been a while since we’ve done a “140 or Less” piece. Let’s see what’s been going on around Twitter, especially since the NHLPA has gotten chippy over Gary Bettman’s latest proposal of a two week break on labour negotiations. (Side note: The two sides are meeting Monday. Can’t wait to see how that turns out…)

  This wasn’t in reference to Bettman’s proposed two-week hiatus, but Brandon Prust must know something that we don’t.

I’d go for two weeks off about now. Then on the other hand, I’m not trying to save whatever season I can.

Good question. I defer to Fans of the New Jersey Devils for an answer.

No big deal, Ian. I’ve used similar vernacular as well.

I like John Buccigross, he’s the one guy on ESPN who talks regularly about hockey. At least, on Twitter. He, Melrose and Chicken Parm made a fascinating trio at one point.

I don’t agree with David Staples all of the time, but the linked article by Bill Simmons nails it out of the park. Opinions aside, Bettman’s tenure as Commissioner is rocky at best.

Thanksgiving week is coming up in the United States.  Is there a snowball’s chance in Hell that something productive gets done in Monday’s meeting between the NHL and the PA?

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