The Blackhawks Jonathan Toews and Jamal Mayers are two of 18 players in New York today for the owners-players meeting there this afternoon.
The two sides will be meeting at approximately 1 p.m. CT at the Westin in New York. Other players attending include Sidney Crosby, Shane Doan, Brad Richards, Craig Adams, David Backes, Michael Cammalleri, B.J. Crombeen, Mathieu Darche, Ron Hainsey, Shawn Horcoff, Manny Malhotra, Andy McDonald, Ryan Miller, George Parros, Martin St. Louis and Kevin Westgarth.
Todays owners-players meeting will not include NHL commissioner Gary Bettman or NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr. This meeting, which Bettman suggested to the PA last week, is the latest attempt the two sides have taken to reach a new collective bargaining agreement.
Everything up to this point has stalled quickly. Today is Day 80 of the lockout; the league has already canceled games through Dec. 14. The 2012-13 NHL All-Star Game has also been canceled.