Flames defenseman Chris Butler weighs in on the CBA negotiations, while some bars and restaurants in Winnipeg could feel the hit if there’s a lockout.


Chris Butler expresses his thoughts on CBA talks via Twitter.

CALGARY SUN: Flames defenseman Chris Butler took to Twitter to express some thoughts on the NHL CBA negotiations.

“CBA thoughts…The OWNERS design a business model that allowed the players to increase compensation by growing the game/increasing revenue,” Butler wrote Sunday on Twitter.

“#theplayers have grown the game to the best/most exciting/most profitable it’s been, now the OWNERS want their money back. #hedgeyourbets.”

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The NHL owners want a 50-50 revenue split, and they’re determined to get it, even at the cost of part of the upcoming season.  The players know they’ll have to give back yet again. What they must do, however, is turn this to their advantage by agreeing to that revenue split in return for a significantly improved revenue sharing system.

WINNIPEG SUN: Some bars and restaurants in downtown Winnipeg could suffer if an NHL lockout prevents the Jets from playing.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: They won’t be the only ones, as there will be plenty in every NHL city which will feel it if there’s a lockout. They’re among the true victims of NHL lockouts.