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08:21 AM ET 11.19 | On the verge of meeting again, the two sides in the lockout have tested the patience of nearly every hockey fan. Maybe, with a quick resolution we might have a $2.8-billion business to split between the players and the owners. I hope it's that much. The expectation for Monday's talk cannot be very good. There is nothing to indicate that either side has had an epiphany. I have been told the NHL has made its final offer. And despite claims by the Players' Association, that the two sides are actually closer than most realize, it's hard to imagine an agreement with the league gaining so much on the issues of contracting (length of contracts, salary variance, free agency, entry-level system and arbitration) is possible.

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November 19, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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It's okay. Damien Cox thinks a lost season would be greaaaaat for the Leafs http://goo.gl/bZbXg

A silver lining?

November 19, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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It's okay. Damien Cox thinks a lost season would be greaaaaat for the Leafs http://goo.gl/bZbXg

Cox wants to ban fighting of every kind from the NHL...........i have not listened to him since i heard him say that last year.

November 19, 2012  09:41 AM ET

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to remember and celebrate the life of the late, great(?) National Hockey League.

November 19, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to remember and celebrate the life of the late, great(?) National Hockey League.

At least it is getting a service.

Your Cleveland teams have been dead for years but nobody will bury them.

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November 19, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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At least it is getting a service. Your Cleveland teams have been dead for years but nobody will bury them.

We just can't bear to let them go. Browns and Cavs are both 2-8. They're like twins. Isn't that special?

November 19, 2012  10:07 AM ET
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We just can't bear to let them go. Browns and Cavs are both 2-8. They're like twins. Isn't that special?

I must admit yesterday I was cheering "GO BROWNS" and I wasn't in the bathroom.

My second favourite team every week is whoever is playing the Cowpies.

November 19, 2012  10:13 AM ET
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The NHL isn't dead, it's just taking a nap while waiting for the NHLPA to get their "COLLECTIVE" heads out of their ****.

They would, but the only medical personnel who can perform that procedure have been tied up for months trying to help the owners with this same problem.

November 19, 2012  10:13 AM ET
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I must admit yesterday I was cheering "GO BROWNS" and I wasn't in the bathroom.My second favourite team every week is whoever is playing the Cowpies.

Hahahaha.....Cowgirls need a shakeup

November 19, 2012  10:37 AM ET
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It's okay. Damien Cox thinks a lost season would be greaaaaat for the Leafs.

For those of you that missed this on the weekend here's Burkie preparing for the end of his contract.

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November 19, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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I must admit yesterday I was cheering "GO BROWNS" and I wasn't in the bathroom.My second favourite team every week is whoever is playing the Cowpies.

And I was happy to see you basically force fed that game if you wanted to watch NFL yesterday AM. I think GB-Det was your only other option.

November 19, 2012  10:54 AM ET
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And I was happy to see you basically force fed that game if you wanted to watch NFL yesterday AM. I think GB-Det was your only other option.

That's true.

The rest of the time I just sat around counting my money. ;-)

November 19, 2012  10:55 AM ET
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Where's the bottle of Jameson's?

Empty. But as you can see he Dail-A-Bottle on speed dial.

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November 19, 2012  11:05 AM ET
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Empty. But as you can see he Dail-A-Bottle on speed dial.

*he has

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