Toews, Sharp and Keith considering their options

Toews, Sharp and Keith considering their options
November 15, 2012, 1:36 am
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Talks between the NHL and NHLPA have once again stalled, as the league languishes in a lockout. And while some Blackhawks keep an eye on their European options, they're not quite ready to go just yet.
Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Duncan Keith are considering their options at the moment. But all have said they're not leaving this side of the pond for a bit. Toews said he'll see how things shake out over the next few weeks before deciding.
Sharp, who was eyeing Switzerland as a potential destination -- but not the same team on which Patrick Kane currently plays -- said via text he was "waiting to see what happens" before committing. Duncan Keith said today that "I'll go to Europe eventually," but will wait to make a decision. He said he didn't have any specific countries in mind at the moment.
Wednesday marked Day 60 of the lockout. And after meeting for hours of talks last week, the league and players' association have no new negotiating sessions scheduled as of now. In light of the stagnant communications, several NHL players signed with overseas teams today including Paul Stastny and Jason Chimera. At this rate, the number heading across the pond will likely increase in the coming days.