Former Habs great, member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, past executive with the Toronto Maple Leafs, lawyer, acclaimed hockey author and federal cabinet minister weighed in on the dispute yesterday when in Wilcox, Saskatchewan at Father Athol Murray College of Notre Dame. The Regina Leader Post reports Dryden called on the owners to move off their demand for a hard cap and find a middle ground between a hard cap and no cap. "There's still time. If there is the will and the way, there's the time. It depends on the parties, but they have to sort of seek out agreement. Up to now, I think that they have effectively sought out deadlock. That haven't tried any kind of ground that they can both inhabit." "The (middle) ground is somewhere between hard cap and no cap." I know the omwers pretty well and i know that what is absolutley the case is that owners cannot and will not exercise restraint.. They can't. And i think that the reason why they can't, even though they do it in the rest of their lives and their other businesses, is that they discover that there's no privilege to being an owner. There's only privilege to being an owner that wins. Ken Dryden's solution????? A luxury tax with teeth. I nominate Ken Dryden as as mediator in this dispute. Maybe someone of his stature and intellect, along with impeccable hockey credentials, can get the process moving.