Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was one of the 18 players to sit in on the NHL Players' Association's collective bargaining meeting with the NHL on Thursday in Toronto.
Two days after the NHL offered a proposal touting a 50/50 split and no rollback, the NHLPA, as expected, countered, but with three different proposals. The NHL, represented by commissioner Gary Bettman, rejected all four of their offers.
It's clear that each side wants to use their proposals as a basis for negotiations. And it's clear that each side is working from completely different philosophies.
In other words, there is no end in sight for the NHL's second lockout in eight years. More game cancellations are expected soon.
Here's what Toews said via text message from Toronto: