Hard to argue with the man. The only time there seemed to be any progress in this mess was when it was Bill Daly, Ted Saskin, Trevor Linden, and basically anyone not named Gary Bettman or Bob Goodenow leading the charge. But screw it, we'll be having this same "get them outta there, we need a deal done now" argument in six months, so I'll save thoughts on that for then.
The NHL's Western Conference has nine teams in contention for the eight playoff spots. San Jose will finish 3rd. The rest? Well, it boils down to this: THE BATTLE FOR THE TOP: Seeds 1, 2 & 4 COMBATANTS: