Reports from the CBA talk say that the discussions have centered on examining team finances and the Levitt report. This, of course, is just what the NHLPA should have been doing last summer and what the NHL asked him to do. Why didn't they? The answer is Goodenow. He thought that the NHL would cave and he'd get what he wanted. Now the NHLPA, with or without Goodenow, are finally getting around to getting the financial facts that Goodenow spent a year dismissing as nonsense. There can now be now doubt that Goodenow's obstinance is the reason that the NHL shut down for a year. He clearly was no interested in learning any facts or negotiating in good faith. It was he, not the NHL, that was trying to break the other side and couldn't have cared less what the reality of the situation really is. Goodnow bears the blame for the lost season. All of it.