Rogers Waters asked, “is there anybody out there?”

The answer is yes. NHL and NHLPA + certain ironman members of the media are all in New York, centered by mediator Scot L. Beckenbaugh. No truth to the rumors Mr. Beckenbaugh lost a t at the 12 hour mark and has not yet found it.

Pierre LeBrun tweeted, “I’m so tired I fell asleep while standing up an hour ago in the TSN satellite truck.”

Darren Millard gave us, “Playing stick ball on 6th ave. Just hit a long ball and a cop stopped. Turned on his siren and said through the speaker, home run! Classic.”

Helene Elliot is planning ahead. “Memo to Professional Hockey Writers Assn. prez Kevin Allen (if he’s still awake): negotiate coffee for media into next labor deal.”

I’m looking at the clock and it reads 12:11am…man, these East Coast guys are real pussies. They act like it’s 3am.

If they’re up, I’m up.

Are you up?