One important thing to remember after the NHL and NHLPA met for over seven hours on Tuesday: The terms progress and done deal arent synonymous when it comes to a new CBA for the NHL.
There appears to be a wide-held notion the NHL owners are about to pack up their hockey nicknacks and call it a season because their Winter Classic cash cow has now been slaughtered.
Hockey fans are both the smallest and most loyal fan base in the four major pro sports.
Theres no Winter Classic.
Theres no 247: Road to the Winter Classic series for HBO.