Dean Lombardi has booked his flight and hotel room for Toronto in advance of Michael Cammalleri’s scheduled arbitration hearing on Thursday. I’m told that negotiations are still taking place but obviously with every day that passes, a settlement becomes less likely. I’m also told that Cammalleri’s agent, Michael Gillis, is known for being a tough negotiator, even back to the time when Cammalleri was signing an entry-level contract with the Kings.
Now that I’m back in town, I’ll do some work on that tomorrow.
In other news, the Sports Business Daily is reporting that the NHL might return to ESPN2, as soon as the 2008-09 season.
I’ll have the last part of the Jim Fox Q&A up today…