Brendan Morrison is surprised the gap hasn't closed between the two sides yet.
Wednesday's talks, which included mediators, finished with no progress. The mediators reportedly asked the players if they'd accept the NHL's last offer if it was put back on the table, but that didn't go too far. "Definitely a good word to use would be frustrating," Morrison said about the situation. "It's bargaining. It has to be give and take. It just cant be give and it just can't be take from one side to the other. I never thought the issues were as big as they were back in 04-05. Apparently, I was wrong. I thought the gap would be closed much quicker, but it hasn't come to fruition yet, so we have to keep working."