As far as my opinion goes on this issue, the league is falling apart. The two sides are having these separate meetings to feed each other more ********, when they should be huddled in a room hammering out a new cba. Both sides look stupid and are standing to lose more fans and corporate sponsers, while they stand still in meaningless stances. The players are now saying that they have all these options and the owners are trying to wait things out; where is the desparation to fix this problem? The way the two sides are going, there won't be hockey this year either. I only hope that they really wake up and start talking . TSN& other media state that there isn't much pressure to get a deal done now and we might wait for the summer to go by before things heat up; tell this to corporate sponsers who might pull the plug on the NHL. I think that the two sides are too pig headed to get this done and some new blood for both sides might help this charade, before we not only lose a season but a league known as the NHL.