Personally, I'm astounded at how poor the investigative journalism has been surrounding the NHL lockout and CBA negotiations. For the most part, the hockey writers have provided little to no content and have offered only dubious opinion based columns which appear to have only inflammatory intent. Afterwards I am left to wonder how many of the guys are almost literally on the take either from their local NHL teams or from the NHLPA. The TV media has resorted to "Crossfire" style media panels with clearly staged debates involving what appears to be role playing. What is the scoop on the total lack of scoops? Anyone else wonder why the broadcast media appears to be so lazy with respect to this issue? They manage to fill gobs of airtime with meaningless blather, why not go the extra mile and actually find something to report on? For example, compare and contrast the mainstream media hockey outlets with our seemingly crazy blogger Eklund. Now Eklund's style and choice of outlet doesn't exactly scream trustworthiness but at least his general theme that the NHL and the Players' Association have been talking beyond the ~4 meetings and roughly 8 days of negotiations that have been reported seems very plausible. It seems ridiculous to me that TSN and others want us to believe that these sides have met and negotiated only 3-4 times over the past six months. Comments?