Some players staying optimistic

Updated: December 9, 2012, 12:03 AM ET
By Craig Custance | ESPN The Magazine

WINDSOR, Ontario -- After a roller-coaster week of CBA negotiations in New York, three of the players who took part in the intense meetings with the NHL -- the Kings' Kevin Westgarth, Chicago's Jamal Mayers and the Oilers' Shawn Horcoff -- were back on the ice Saturday night competing in a Windsor charity game.

And despite the ugly ending to negotiations in New York, optimism emerged that a deal between the NHL and the players still will get done.

"I went through it in ...

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