If you’re looking for positives, I guess the fact that the two sides are talking is a good thing.
Discussions held on Sunday represented a third consecutive day of meetings but reaction afterwards seemed anything but positive. The talks over the weekend primarily seemed to steer clear of the core economic issues that are the cause of the significant gap between the two sides.
Until there is serious conversation on that front, there is no reason to believe NHL hockey will be back anytime soon.
One interesting note from BSens camp is the fact that Mika Zibanejad has started training camp as a left winger. With Spezza, Turris and Smith locked in as the Sens first three centres in Ottawa, Zibanejad has a better chance of cracking the big club as winger. He skated on the left side, with Da Costa in the middle on Petersson on the other wing over the weekend.
Hope to have a more extensive update from Binghamton’s training camp later this week when Don Rieber, who works as the Binghamton Senators examiner, contributes some of his initial insights on the team in Bingo.
As a bit of distraction while we wait for either good news on the CBA front or the start of the season down in Binghamton, let's do a little Q&A. You can either submit your questions via email to
or in the comment section below. I'll do my best to answer as many as I can.