Sep 2, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT
In particular, Mayers expressed frustrations about owners seemingly dismissing the NHLPA’s first proposal.
“We presented what I would (describe) as an unbelievable offer to owners that would help fix a lot of the problems in the next three or four years,” Mayers said. “… We’ve recognized there are issues and we’ve come up with an opportunity for the owners to fix them and for whatever reason, they don’t think our ideas were good enough.”
With the current standstill in mind, more Blackhawks are acknowledging the possibility of a European sojourn.
“For a young guy like me who can go over there and keep my skills and keep up my game is a big thing,” Bolland, 26, said. “We never want to miss a season (or) games. I talked to my agent to see what the options are. We’ll see how this goes.”
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