Talks between both sides increase as the NHL scrambles to avoid a lockout.
The National Hockey League Players' Association had made its first proposal in the latest round of collective bargaining talks with the NHL.
NHL players have come up with a counter proposal that may drastically alter the landscape of the league. It might also signal a lengthy work stoppage.
By Tuesday, the NHL and the Players Association, will have only 34 days before the current CBA expires. And the Capitals' captain thinks it won't end well.
The Capitals forward is ready to start working with the Caps newest bench boss, Adam Oates.