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.
Procrastination, posturing and propoganda will not solve what owners and the Players Association will discuss during forthcoming labor negotiations.
No-touch icing? Realignment? More intense contract restrictions? No more Gary Bettman? What would you change in the NHL?