One side believes they are close to a deal.
The other argues that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Welcome to the NHL lockout, where they can’t even agree on what they disagree on, and can’t qualify how far apart they are.
The league that seems to love to cancel games tossed a few more into the dustbin on Monday, but that move – which wiped out all scheduled games until Dec. 31 – was a formality given the time it’ll take to continue to negotiate.
Determining how long that will take is difficult, as after last week’s apparent progress turned into another blowup, the two sides have remarkably different takes on where they sit.