There has been a breakthrough in the NHL CBA negotiations! Both sides are actually — now get this – TALKING! Why didn’t they think of this sooner? The season was supposed to start a month ago, but with so much of the season already canceled, from games through October to the Winter Classic, it feels like irreparably damaged.
Of course, if the season begins at the beginning of December (and nothing that has happened since the beginning of the lockout convinces me that it will begin on December 1st like many hope), the season will run about the same length as the NBA season last year. That seemed to have been fine for the NBA last year, and in fact, many fans of the game claim it was more exciting to have the compressed schedule.
Again, though, we’ve been led astray before by developments like the discussions ongoing today and continuing tomorrow. I’ll believe there is good news when there is actually good news.