Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.
NYEve CBA talks to begin around 2 p.m.
Welcome to another stakeout here in midtown, probably one of the chilliest, and certainly with the most passers-by heading in the direction of Times Square.
No telling how long this will last, but I'm guessing that the sticking points won't take more than a few hours to point out. Where it goes from there tonight, who knows. Assume each side will break and discuss more internally and perhaps resume tomorrow.
Anyway, follow me here and as always @stevezipay on Twitter, and newsday.com's Blue Notes later.
With some luck, my wife and I will slip out for a late dinner, my daughter's hosting a party downtown tonight so to her, and everyone else, have a happy and safe celebration, wherever you are...