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Spezza thinks news can quickly go from “doom and gloom” to new CBA

Sep 14, 2012, 10:12 PM EDT

Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the Florida Panthers at the BankAtlantic Center on March 4, 2012 in Sunrise, Florida.
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The current CBA is set to expire on Saturday. Anything could happen, but all signs seem to be pointing towards a lockout.

At the least, Jason Spezza isn’t expecting any shocking news.

“I’m not anticipating anything miraculous to happen in the next 24 hours or so,” Spezza said, according to the Ottawa Citizen.

Still, Spezza hasn’t given up hope. He still thinks we might see a resolution in time to hold a full 82-game season, or something close to that.

“There is a lot of good conversation going on,” he said. “Unfortunately, with something like this, it’s going to pretty much be doom and gloom until a deal gets done. I don’t think there’s going to be a build up like, ‘things are going really well’. One day, we’re going to wake up and it will be over, I think. That’s how it happened last time.”

That’s something to worth keeping in mind as we move forward.

  1. sjsharks66 - Sep 14, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    I wouldn’t mine a 75-70 game season. Just don’t want to lose the entire season. If a deal can get done soon after the CBA expires that would be AWESOME!

  2. cspsrbums - Sep 14, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Fans should boycott the games when they start for every game they miss 1 for 1 watch on tv leave the stadiums empty

  3. dannythebisforbeast - Sep 14, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    NHL finally gets a TV deal like every other real league, and will not be on TV playing when it starts.

    Oh wait I think NBC already wrote a non refundable check, Maybe it is genius.

    SMall markets team, play and lose money. Dont play and make an easy 6-7 million.

    Its a joke they cant get a deal done.

  4. jimw81 - Sep 15, 2012 at 3:24 AM

    NBC will put pressure on owners after they start losing tv ad $$ for NBCSN.

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