If it wasn't for the lockout, the Calgary Flames would have been testing their summer additions against the Vancouver Canucks in their season opener on Thursday.
"No question it's very disappointing all the way around," Jarome Iginla said. "I know it's disappointing for fans, for everybody involved. (The NHL owners and the Players' Association) are still talking. Hopefully, we can get back pretty soon. You appreciate it all the time while you're playing, but especially when you're not. It's a lot of fun, but this stuff, obviously, isn't as much fun. It needs to get worked out. Hopefully, we don't miss too many more games." Although there have been talks, the core issues have not been discussed. On top of that, the CBA negotiations broke on Tuesday without another meeting scheduled.