Of course it is about timeline.
What does it matter when they were "Ready for negotiation?" There's been plenty of time to negotiate this past week and they haven't been doing it.
We're three days from the lockout and they're still not even talking about the same core issue. It's not about the timeline.
I can reasonably assume, NHL offer would be the same in January, can't I?
Then, instead of having 4-5 weeks to ping-pong offers, they would have 30+ weeks.
However, PA decided to play blitz.
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