When it comes to acceptance of gay players, the NHL is already way ahead of the NBA.
The tenor turned a bit after a second straight marathon day of NHL labor talks. Gone was some of the lightheartedness and rare optimism expressed about 24 hours earlier.
Gary Bettman is not the commissioner of the NHL.
Over the course of the last few days, the NHL and NHLPA have been meeting in a “secret location” (New York) discussing the NHL Lockout, and presumably, working on ways to get the season going again.
The clock struck midnight, and the NHL turned into another sports league closed for business.
The NHL is the only league in the history of North American professional sports to cancel a full season due to labor difficulties.
Both the Cubs and White Sox watched this year’s MLB Playoffs from the couch. But, in two years it might be easier for them to make it into the postseason action.