President Obama was asked about the NHL lockout during Wednesday’s appearance on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Obama offered a brief, but direct response urging both sides to “figure this out.”
You can watch the clip below:
As an aside, Obama also spoke out against the NBA lockout on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno roughly a year ago. You can view that clip below too and remember that it wasn’t long ago that basketball went through its own labor battle that ended with an agreement and a shortened, but salvaged season. Looking back on that lockout can provide us with some context and hope.