The day after labor negotiations between the NHL and the players association imploded, the face of the league, Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, strongly hinted he wouldn't return to the talks.
He attended meetings in New York during the week and seemed baffled by what had transpired.
"It's pretty tough to get guys' trust back after that," Crosby said Friday.
Crosby seems on the verge of playing in the Swiss League.
"This stuff is getting ridiculous," he said. "I'm here to play hockey. I'm not here to negotiate."
The league rejected the players' counterproposal before NHL officials went on a verbal tirade against union leader Donald Fehr, saying he had misled everyone by claiming the parties were close to an agreement.
"We don't understand anything anymore," Florida winger Scottie Upshall said in a post on Twitter. "They (owners) want less salaries, done. Less rights, done. Anything else? U want our arms and legs, too?"
The lockout reached 83 days on Friday. Games have been canceled through Dec. 14, and more cancellations are expected to be announced Monday.
"I'm not happy with this, but I've got to play the hand I'm dealt," commissioner Gary Bettman said.
The league put together a three-part package that asked the union to agree to a 10-year collective bargaining agreement, five-year player contracts and no compliance buyouts or escrow caps.
No thanks, the union responded Thursday.
The league then pulled its $300 million "make whole" offer -- money that would go toward guaranteeing contracts -- off the table.
The players want an eight-year CBA with a six-year "opt out" plus an eight-year maximum on individual contracts, with yearly increases that could go to 25 percent.
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker shot a 10-under 62 in modified alternate-shot play to take the lead at the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla. Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair were two shots back at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. The 12 teams will play best ball Saturday and a scramble Sunday.
Tina Maze won her third race of the season by finishing first in both runs of a World Cup super-combined event in St. Moritz, Switzerland. American Lindsey Vonn was fourth in the Super-G but lost control during an early turn in her slalom run and failed to finish.
Maze had a two-run time of 2:01.76 to beat Nicole Hosp by 0.88 seconds. American Julia Mancuso placed 11th.
Femi Hollinger-Janzen scored midway through the first half, and Indiana held off Creighton 1-0 to reach the NCAA final in Hoover, Ala. The Hoosiers (15-5-3) will play Georgetown (20-3-2) on Sunday.
The Hoyas beat Maryland 4-3 on penalty kicks after a 4-4 tie. Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Gomez blocked Helge Leikvang's shot in the final round of a shootout for the win.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.