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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