NHL lockout: Sidney Crosby upset with lack of progress

Christian Petersen

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is upset about the lack of progress the NHL and NHLPA have made.

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby spoke to the media on Thursday following an informal workout with around a dozen of his teammates, discussing Wednesday night's reports about the labor dispute.

The NHL and NHLPA met with federal mediators on Wednesday, but never sat in the same room, according the NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly. It is currently unknown if the two sides will meet with the mediators again on Thursday.

The reports disappointed Crosby, as he told reporters:

"They didn‘t even have a face-to-face meeting. From what I heard, it was just a meeting with mediators. It is discouraging. For me, it just doesn‘t make any sense. Why can‘t they get in the room and keep talking? I don‘t know what that mindset is or how that‘s going to help things progress."

The NHL and NHLPA have yet to meet in a face-to-face meeting since talks dissolved one week ago. The two sides sat in the same building on Wednesday, with mediators carrying messages between the two rooms.

Thursday marks Day 89 of the lockout. 43% of the season has already been canceled, along with the Winter Classic and the All-Star game.

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