The NHL owners and players aren't talking, and the negotiations between the two sides could be developing into a game of brinksmanship where each side is waiting for the other to make the next move.
With the league's collective bargaining agreement set to expire Sept. 15, the owners seem poised to lock out the players. Of course, a lot could change between now and then, if either side sees fit to make a move toward re-opening discussions.
Former NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly phoned in to NESN Daily on Tuesday night to break down the state of negotiations and explain exactly what is likely to happen in the coming days. Check it out in the video above.