In the eyes of many hockey fans everywhere, the NHL Lockout has gone on way too long and the belief of many is that it is time for a decision. Today is day 80 of the lockout and the Philadelphia Flyers along with the rest of the NHL have been anxiously waiting to start their season. The problem is that the NHL and the NHLPA have still yet to come to a decision. More games are getting cancelled, more fans are getting angry, more players are leaving the country, and most importantly, more money is being lost.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Ed Snider, Peter Luukko and Paul Holmgren will represent the Flyers at an all important Board of Governors meeting in NYC on Wednesday. This meeting will be a result of the NHLPA’s meeting that is happening today. The special negotiating session will serve as an alternative opportunity to decide on whether to continue holding a hard grip on the players in the wake of continuously accumulating financial losses and the possible loss of the season.
Most likely, Gary Bettman will have to cancel more games and a decision on a drop-dead date for the season will be established. So with the possibility of more cancellations coming, the NHL and the NHLPA are really hoping that a decision will be made. If there is no progress made towards a new CBA, then it look like the NHL will have another cancelled season under Gary Bettman.
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