5 years ago

Bryan Little is looking at the continuation of negotiation meetings as a positive even though NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr's memo to the players indicated that there's still a wide gap between the two sides.

"I'm concerned a bit (about the gap) but at least they're talking," Little said. "They could call it quits and not talk again for a while but they're hammering it out trying to figure something out, trying to find some way to close the gap." The Winnipeg center has been keeping in shape at the MTS Iceplex and he's likely to have a reduced role on the club when the lockout is over due to the arrival of Olli Jokinen this past summer.