Longtime European scout HÃ¥kan Andersson had a few interesting comments when he gave his view of the lockout. "The players have done a gigantic misstake and are sitting in the sh-it." "Trusting Goodenow was probably the dummest thing they could do. His hardstance will punish them. I wouldn't be suprised if we end up with a hard cap at 32 million a year" HÃ¥kan is described by the reporter as one of the scouts with the most influence from europe. Don't know if its true but he have been around a long time and have a unbelivable drafting record. But anyway the reporter says that he works closely with managment. "This spring one of our biggest sponsors came to us and asked if we would play next winter. We could only say that nobody knows. He took his money else where." "The longer this conflict goes on the less money the players are gooing to get." "I was in North America a few weeks ago and asked a big agent if the players would accept the offer on the table, he said of his players 90% would accept it right away" "I belive Bettman is really enjoying the moment right now. Things are really gooing like he wants it to" Nothing earth shattering. But I thought id post it anyway... Management isn't talking so I guess this is as close you get to hear someone speaking their mind.