THERE COULD be an 11th-hour breakthrough in negotiations to save the NHL season. A league source told the Sun last night that talks to get a new collective bargaining agreement in place took a major turn yesterday in Chicago when the NHL Players' Association introduced the possibility of a six-year agreement, which would include a salary cap under certain circumstances.
I am still pessimistic, but now it is time for everyone to get serious about saving the sport. Also, allow me to note for the 1,000th time, that any progress is made because the players swallow their pride and make it. The owners are too busy trying to figure out how to sell their teams and get out of hockey. Advantage players.