It’s the same call I made in October. I return to you, players, to do so once again.
I ask this of you not because I’m not sympathetic to your cause. From the word go I have found what the owners are doing to you disgusting, obstinate, and absurd. The thought of Gary Bettman smiling, having a cigar and a brandy while slapping the back of Jeremy Jacobs and Murray Edwards over a job well done makes me want to vomit up lunch from two days ago, then eat it up just so I can vomit it up again. I know it makes you feel that way.
But sometimes doing the honorable thing is one that is odorous to every sense. And this is starting to feel like one of those times.