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Boyle accuses both sides of being stubborn

Dan Boyle

The players have been vocal throughout the lockout and a lot of the time they’ve either expressed their support of the union or bashed the league’s positions. However, with the hope of us getting a full 82-game season all-but completely gone, Dan Boyle expressed his frustration with the whole process.

“It’s supposed to be a negotiation, and I think right now both sides think it’s their way or the highway,” Dan Boyle said according to CSN’s Kevin Kurz.

That wouldn’t be an uncommon sentiment if it was coming from a fan, but for a player to speak out against both sides is rare.

Boyle is 36, so his impressive career is winding down and he only has two seasons left on his six-year, $40 million contract with the San Jose Sharks.

Of course, there are plenty of other players that are putting the blame squarely at the owners’ feet.

“If they cared about the game, we’d be playing,” Boyle’s teammate, Patrick Marleau told Kurz.