http://newyorkpost.com/sports/41914.htm Other than this sorry mea culpa he proposes a couple of interesting ideas. One funny notion is this: "A signed contract between the NHL and NHLPA guaranteeing an agreement in principle no later than May 15. Failure to consummate a CBA by that deadline would result in the dismissal of each lead negotiator. Further, failure to reach an agreement by June 1 would result in daily $1 million fines assessed against the each of the league's 30 teams and the PA" So the league is effectively fined $30 million dollars/day while the PA is fine $1 million. Gee, wonder where THAT provision puts all the pressure to get a contract done? Tell you what, Larry, let's keep the $1 million per team, but instead of fining the Association, howsabout we fine each player the Association represents? What say ... $50,000/day for every player? Surely if every team owner must take the completion of a CBA into his hands, the same must go for every player.