Heard rumbling from media about players talking about new offer Door is open, if the players have an offer, give it to us. We haven't talked about what numbers we're (owners) are looking at. It's not about canceling a season, it's about making a deal. He says he's like to have a press conference announcing a deal been reached. (he said nothing about a season) Said again the door is open. Says Item number 7 (my words not his, typing as he talks) is a big reason why there wasn't a deal made. Union wont discuss what hockey revenue would be. Because they wont look at the books. Praises the Illitchs on how they run the team and how they ran their team isn't part of the NHL problems because they played by the rules. Says it's not about bring down the large revenue teams down to the small markets but the problem is 20 teams are losing money. His belief on revenue sharing is to create a fairly healthy league then use revenue sharing to help the teams they need it. Goal was not, is not to break the union. Didn't want a stoppage but it happened. They are planning for next season and will look at all option. Replacement players are an option but they haven't look at that yet. Not thinking about a deadline to declare an impasse. Salary caps acts as magnets. Says could bring teams who want to say at 30 million but the cap could bring them up to 36 million. Has a whole bunch of ideas for changing the rules. Product on the ice is an issue but not as much as the media makes out. It can be better though. And owes it to the fans. Asked if he could call Goodenow as a favor (from radio host) Gary said they need a little cooling off. I might have missed a little bit cause i am at work and doing some work. Usually Mlive.com will have an WDFN interview online later that day.