Read: Do You Believe or Trust Either Side?

At Sportsnet, John Shannon writes that he doesn’t know who Bill Daly, Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr are speaking to when they hold press conferences or go on the radio.

Shannon writes that speaking to the fans doesn’t work because they can’t solve the lockout. Neither side believes a word that the other said so it doesn’t sound like they are talking to them and that just leaves each side talking to themselves.

He says that when both sides talk they really believe they are speaking the truth and representing what is best and needed for their constituents.

Shannon does say that even though it is hard to believe sometimes, he does believe that deep down both sides do want end this mess and get back on the ice.