Jarome Iginla: "We're Sorry"
Let's hope the apologies don't stay one-sided, and the NHL gives us their fair share as well..."We're sorry. I think everybody involved with this is sorry it took a year. All the people who this took jobs from, or had bars or restaurants...it goes right down the line how it affected people in different cities. There's no question we're sorry. Hopefully we work together as a group and down the road learn from it and be better next time." On the fans: "It's been very hard on the fans and a lot of them have been peeved off and rightly so. The fans didn't really have any say in this. I think everybody recognizes that and, hopefully, this is a chance for us to make a couple changes - to make the game more fan-friendly and entertaining so the fans can benefit and we can win some of them back." On rule changes: "I've seen a lot of good ideas but the one I'm really hoping for is that they'll get rid of ties. I've never been a big fan of ties at all. When the Oilers and Flames play and you leave as a tie, it just feels so unfinished." On the new CBA: "We put a lot of faith in them (the NHLPA executive committee) and, speaking personally, I'll vote 'yes.' I don't think (the NHLPA) would vote it down - I really hope not....I don't think there'll be a huge grudge held because we realize going forward we're going to be partners and we'll try to improve and grow together."