Business of Hockey
Though it's been thrown out by idle fans over the years, contract restructuring and renegotiation in the 2012 NHL labor negotiations does not seem like it a discussed subject.
If the NHL season doesn't start on time, there are options to get your hockey fix in and around Tampa. And if the NHL does start late, then the league likely has a plan for that already.
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.
Lightning owner Jeff Vinik's aspiration to purchase Channelside Bay Plaza seems closer to reality.
The Tampa Bay Lightning played an unusual game with the Philadelphia Flyers in Tampa, but that's no reason to believe that there's anything wrong with the game of hockey in the NHL.