In case you hadn't heard, the Pens are meeting with Governor Rendell today in Philadelphia. Commissioner Gary Bettman is also present.
Supposedly, the meetings today will lend a sense of closure to the process, and that a decision will be made one way or another. I'm not sure I buy into the "it's the end" spin, but it wouldn't be a surprise if an agreement was reached today, so long as wonderful Governor Rendell can keep from acting like a spoiled baby, slamming the table with his fists and pointing fingers in people's faces.
Let's hope it gets done.