- Steve Burton of CBS Boston (WBZ-TV): Sources tell Steve Burton that a secret meeting was held yesterday with a high ranking officials from the NHL and NHLPA, and that significant progress was made. He reports that it is possible that an announcement could come as early as today or tomorrow. Milan Lucic to Burton,
“You know if your sources are correct obviously it’s great news,” says Lucic. “It’s great for the fans I think especially. I know they’ve been probably going through the most heartache than anyone.”
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Every person that Rimer has talked to about Steve Burton has said he doesn’t get things wrong.
- Michael Grange via twitter: One player who is on the negotiating committee on Burton’s report, texted: ”News to me. I’m going to bed.” Justin Bourn via twitter: Bourn said that he’s received a half dozen similar repsonses.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie’s take: If I had info to that effect, I’d have reported it. I don’t have that info and I didn’t report it. I have no knowledge of any breakthrough. As of this moment, I don’t believe the lockout is any closer to ending than it was, say, on Sunday. We’ll see what happens today in NYC. So, just to be clear, I’m not saying the Boston report is untrue or not accurate. I’m saying I can’t get info to support it. That’s all.