According to my now useless Maple Leaf Countdown page, there's only 8 days, 10 hours, 55 minutes, and 48 seconds left until the Maple Leafs opener. That page is lying to me. I won't be sitting down to watch an NHL game two Saturdays from now and that's just wrong.
The NHL is a multi-billion dollar business that can't figure out how to divide all that money. They don't even seem to be trying. When was the last time the two sides spoke? When is their next meeting? Don't they care?
This is a bunch of extremely wealthy people playing chicken at our expense. Gary Bettman and Bob Goodenow, figure this out and get a deal done. Please.