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Apparently, the NHL actually intends on playing again. But when? And where? And who cares? Anyway, TSN of Canada, whose reporters have presumably been in Aruba for a few months, says players and league officials will be meeting all day today to try to figure out how they will split the 40 bucks in revenues they'll have next year. According to the Ecklund Hockey Rumors Report, an anonymous hockey blog that people who care about hockey claim is consistently in the know, says "this week is vital. 'Absolutely Vital,' according to a top NHL source." Players are apparently eager to get back on the ice and are willing to make major concessions; it's just not the same whacking the neighbors with blunt wooden objects.

NHL and NHLPA Discuss Revenues []
"Absolutely Vital" [Eklund Hockey Rumors]