This image is from 2005 and the fact that it applies again is freaking ridiculous.
As expected, the 2012-13 NHL season slipped quietly into a coma overnight, and when I say quietly, I mean quietly. On Saturday, the final day of the collective bargaining agreement that signalled the end of the last lockout, the NHL and the NHLPA couldn’t even bring themselves to enter the same room — to give the gob-smacked fans, incredulous media, box office-reliant small businesses, under-appreciated event staff, and anyone else that’s built their lives around hockey the courtesy of one last attempt at a handshake. Not even for show.
They talked, sure. They talked past each other for the umpeenth time. But they didn’t meet. The NHL saw no point.