While the NHL and the NHLPA keep going around and around, fans are wondering if there's a point.
Europe isn't just a popular destination for vacations. It's also a popular destination for out-of-work NHLers looking to play during a long lockout.
Sweden's top professional hockey league could have seen a big boost in talent this fall by potentially adding locked out NHL players, but has instead opted to not allow short term mercenary talent.
No urgency is on display with the looming expiration of the NHL's collective bargaining agreement with the Players Association.
If you pick an NHL team to cheer on, don't get too comfortable if they're good right now. Because in five years, chances are decent that they won't be anymore.
On Friday afternoon, Jason Spezza expressed a hope that the NHL and NHLPA could reach an agreement on a new CBA soon--but also said that the players weren't interested in making more concessions during the upcoming negotiations.