Calgary player rep Matthew Stajan was silent after Thursday's breakdown in talks between the NHL and the NHLPA.
Stajan refused comment but earlier in the day stated: "I've avoided being optimistic or pessimistic. You can’t guess or hope anymore. When a deal gets done, it's gonna get done. We're all hopeful. We all want to play. But there's a lot that goes into it." Turns out he was right.