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.
He was scratched a lot in early february and he was scratched in Game 3. From what I've heard he fealt he was going to blow up and be a huge distraction to the team, so he just quit. Bob Mckenzie at tsn.ca has an article up about it: http://tsn.