The NHL and NHLPA don’t appear to be getting any closer in their discussions to end the lockout, so the players have started taking drastic measures.

The players will begin voting Sunday on whether to grant the executive board the authority to dissolve the NHLPA. The NBA and NFL players’ associations did the same last year when both leagues were in lockouts.

Negotiations with the league can continue while the NHLPA decides whether to dissolve itself. The players would have to vote two-thirds in favor to pass the decision on to the executive board.

To find out what all of this means, watch the video above with John Shannon of Rogers Sportsnet as he discusses the latest happenings in the NHL lockout with NESN’s Dale Arnold and Leah Hextall.