Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Hopes Rise For CBA Talks

Bruce Bennett

Following up on last night's lengthy meeting between the owners and players (sans Gary Bettman and Don Fehr), the two sides are expected to sit down again today to see if further progress can be made to salvage a season. Later today, the NHL's Board of Governors meets as the pressure rises from fans and corporate sponsors as well.

Nashville Predators News

Smashville 24/7 - Hal Gill: ‘We’re getting down to crunch time’
The big defenseman blows off the report out of Boston that a CBA deal is right around the corner.

NHL Progress In Nashville Threatened By Lockout - Predlines
A collection of worthless answers here that are still good reading.

At Alabama-Huntsville, eyes on the future during a tough present :: USCHO.com
The UAH Chargers are still working hard to find a home in a collegiate hockey conference.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Penguins' Crosby, Burkle take charge in NHL talks | Hockey | CBC Sports
After last night's meeting, Sidney Crosby also healed the sick and rescued a kitten from a tree.

Ilitch proposes $650 million new downtown arena, entertainment district - Detroit Free Press
Might a replacement for Joe Louis Arena be in the works? I remember seeing the Harlem Globetrotters there shortly after it opened. Given the modern standard for arenas, it's probably due.

Animated Infographic: Watch As America's Stadiums Pile Up On The Backs Of Taxpayers Through The Years - Deadspin
Super-cool...

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