Anyway, if youâ€™ve read me or listened to me on the radio throughout this process, you know Iâ€™ve been very pessimistic about a deal getting done. I would say Iâ€™ve switched to cautiously optimistic now. I have been given hope that the two least turbulent leaders in this negotiation are sitting down talking about things that actually matter, and without storming off in a huff and a puff.
This is a math equation now. Solve the math equation, save some face, catapult this league back onto the national landscape and make sure that a large portion of the 2012-13 season is played.
-Michael Russo updates after last night’s lengthy meeting between Bill Daly and Steve Fehr. A meeting involving more representation from both sides is expected to take place early in the week.