Wednesday, February 09, 2005

What? You Mean It's Not Cancelled Yet?

The last hopes begin to die...

With just a little bit of hedging, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman all but issued a drop-dead date for saving what's left of the season: this weekend.

The lockout reached its 147th day Wednesday. If a deal is reached, Bettman said, there would be a 28-game regular season and the 16-team playoff structure would be preserved.

"It is clear to me that if we're not working on a written document by this weekend, I don't see how we can play any semblance of a season," Bettman said. "Obviously we will listen to everything the union has to say, but we've given all we can give and gone as far as we can go."
He hasn't gone to hell yet, which is where he should be condemned to if they force me to watch the NBA playoffs this summer.


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