The search for middle ground 

November, 27, 2012

Gary Bettman and Donald FehrGetty Images, AP PhotoGary Bettman and Donald Fehr will need to yield on their positions if mediation is to work.
After an initial rush of excitement over the news that federal mediators were stepping in to assist CBA negotiations between the NHL and the NHLPA, reality set in. It's non-binding. The two sides seem to have moved about as far as they're willing to in key areas. A mediator may not have the power to do what's necessary here.

Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider's reaction was probably that of the majority.