2012 NHL Lockout: Player/owners meeting will include Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik
If the 2012 NHL lockout were to end, as a growing optimistic sentiment suggests, the Lightning may already have its opening-night roster with nary a call-up.
The 2012 NHL lockout drones on but there are stories to behold: Krys Barch speaks from the heart; Daryl Katz apologizes for blackmailing Edmonton; lockout or no, some players on the Lightning are still getting paid.
The rookie camp in Coral Springs, which the Tampa Bay Lightning were set to participate in, becomes a casualty of NHL labor uncertainty.
Casualty of labor uncertainty: GM Yzerman said unless CBA deal done quickly, Lightning won't participate in a September prospect tournament
Procrastination, posturing and propoganda will not solve what owners and the Players Association will discuss during forthcoming labor negotiations.
It's hard to tell at this point whether or not fans should be concerend about how the negotiations between the NHL and its players are going to go.