Welcome to the Lockout

7 years in the making. The sum of all fears is upon us.

From the sportingnews:

There was more dickering over details, but little movement from either side. By the time the final offers were made on Wednesday, all that either side could agree on was that the other guys had barely moved off their initial positions. Both were right. Instead of negotiating, the NHL and NHLPA spent the summer on a staring contest, and nobody blinked. Things became so toxic that with the CBA expiring on Saturday night, there were no formal negotiations after Wednesday.

There is no timetable for a negotiation between the two parties, let alone an end date.

Welcome to hell.