Meltzer’s Musings: Mediation Farce, Bryzgalov, Friday Hockey Fix

Mediation Never Had a Chance

Was anybody surprised that federal mediation of the NHL lockout quickly proved to be a failure? Both the NHL and NHLPA are so firmly dug in to their respective short-sighted positions that mediation had zero chance of success. Accepting the mediation offer in the first place was an obligatory PR gesture; no more and no less.

The two sides, especially the NHL, c

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Special Teams Costly in Phantoms Loss

The Adirondack Phantoms saw their three-game winning streak come to an end in a 3-2 home loss to the St. John's IceCaps on Wednesday night. Even strength goals by Harry Zolnierczyk and Rob Bordson were not enough on a night where special teams play proved to be the Phantoms' undoing.

Adirondack came up empty on seven power play chances in the game. The s

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