People keep screaming about cancelling the season .. but I say keep working on a new CBA, keep playing all this BS negotiating tactics until they reach a new collective bargaining agreement .. NEVER CANCEL THE SEASON ...UNTIL.... a new agreement is in place and then sit down take a week or two while all the 'T's" are being crossed and "I's" dotted to realize that any sort of season NOW based on current timing would lack any credibility at all .. Then make your announcement .. If they call off the season then all this nonsense begins again in September, because from the second they announce the cancellation, there will be no further meetings until Sept 2005 and neither side will negotiate during a time that puts no pressure on either side Financially ..and we will be deep into next season and again deciding on if a part season has integrity after being out for a year and a half. I say extend the summer .. We will have a new set of rules and guidelines and then teams can take the time to build proper teams and Spend wisely .. Teams like the Bruins that have so few players under contract, take the time to make wise UFA purchases and not hasty ones to get a 15 game season in.. Quick and hasty decisions often lead to bad ones, while proper planning and budgeting would make for a better NHL in the future .. Also a shortened season destroys the integrity of the AHL and the Euro leagues ..Its bad enough they ruined the NHL this season, but at least let Fans have some peace now since they have been following other Hockey during this lockout .. No need to destroy hockey AROUND THE WORLD and on multiple levels ... Hold the June entry draft as usual and ....start play again with training camp in September .. and pretend 2004-05 was just a bad dream .. and all this pain and suffering particularly from the fans will have meaning and have served a purpose.