At The Hockey News, Ken Campbell writes that the NHL seems so dead set on making this CBA as “iron-clad” as it can be so that if they are declared winners when this CBA negotiation ends they can stay the winners unlike the 2005 lockout.
He says “Almost everyone acknowledges that the league has already won. Now all that is to be determined is the margin of victory. That’s what everyone was saying seven years ago, too, but the NHL is intent on making those words prophetic this time. “