Dave Sheldon | Email David.Sheldon@corusent.com
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa has weighed in on the NHL lockout.
Bieksa, who will appear on the David Pratt show tonight on CKNW, told Dave that despite the meetings he is not overly excited about a quick solution to the dispute between the NHL owners and players.
‘At this point there has not been a lot of movement in the meetings,” said Bieksa. ‘We have not had good news in the past few weeks so at this point we would be happy if we just agreed on something.’
Bieksa is frustrated to not be playing. ‘The NHL made record revenue last season. We are all doing well. We (the NHLPA) brought a proposal to the table that was realistic and the NHL did not even consider it. We all need to make concessions as no one is really hurting here.’
Bieksa will be hosting a charity hockey game on October 17th at UBC versus the Thunderbirds Hockey Team. Proceeds benefit Canuck Place, the Canucks Autism Network and Canucks Family Education Centre and tickets go on sale tomorrow through Ticketmaster.