Kurz: 'There are no winners'
Sharks Insider Kevin Kurz has some strong words about the foolishness of the lockout after it finally come to an end.
That's the latest NHL lockout isn't even the NHL's longest stop until the last decade back in the 20042005. Season that would -- 310 days almost three times as long as this what. As you can see by the graphic NHL seems to be doing this dance once every ten years or so. What are Brodie Brazil catches up which -- are getting cars slide they don't. Again we thank you for joining as -- nice. Then a lot of time at that building in retrospect we look back I think both of us had our doubts about even -- hockey there this season. Was there one side it was a winner in these negotiations. Absolutely not this was the most ridiculous work stoppage maybe in history sports. Coming off of -- canceled season 20042005. That there are no winners. Tom one and one -- NHL executive told me in September that you we could probably write a list of bullet points asked to Wear this thing is gonna end up. And and really he was right about that there are no surprises. In this CPA at least that have come away just yet. And the fact -- -- this long but it rare really there's no reason there's no. -- -- Kevin the shortened season expected to be a lot different than the regular season Weathers 82 games who -- impact the most. Well really I think the Sharks might -- pretty good shape or shortened season because they've had eleven players play overseas at some point during this work stoppage and that's more than most of their division rivals so. Game readiness is going to be important there's going to be an abbreviated training camp injuries might come into play. The fact that the Sharks had just had so many players play competitive games already. Should help them when we get going here. You mentioned injuries Brent Burns banged up. Jason -- also adjusting -- on just how exactly is the San Jose blue line heading into this shortened season. While the -- originally I was told to -- four to six weeks it sounds. Like it might not be quite that bad and he might be ready to go pretty early on here -- in the first week of the season when it finally starts. Brent Burns were not sure I talk to him on Friday. He had offseason sports hernia surgery. I -- and put a percentage on the chances that he'll be able to go the first games on January 19 as we think it might be an. And -- wanna give me an answer which means leads me to believe that there's a question mark there at burns and he's a big part of that blue lines so. We'll find out once training camp starts who's healthy and who isn't but you're right there could be some issues there on the Blue Line. Can we don't know anything's gonna start we do know that we'll see you there thinks the time.