Despite talks breaking off last week, Jamal Mayers is hopeful a solution can be reached given he believes the NHL and NHLPA actually aren't very far apart.
After last week's ugly ending between the NHL and NHLPA, the league has unsurprisingly canceled additional games through Dec. 30.
The NHL and NHLPA have yet to schedule any more meetings as the lockout pushes into day 85.
Donald Fehr addressed the Canadian Auto Workers on Saturday where he discussed the NHL lockout and where he believes the negotiation process stands.
After the latest turn of events between the NHL and NHLPA throughout the course of the week, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is feeling far less optimistic and is now weighing his options overseas.
NHL owners who have been quiet in recent weeks, expressed their disappointment regarding Thursday's events of the NHL lockout.
At one point it looked like the lockout was going to come to an end Thursday night, but the NHL rejected the latest players' offer.
After Wednesday's marathon session of CBA talks, the NHLPA has requested a mediator be brought back into the mix to help the league and union reach and agreement to save part of the 2012-13 season.
NHL labor talks continued Wednesday, with some indications of progress toward a deal being made -- although it's still too early to start printing 50 or 60-game schedules yet.