Ont he heels of Kolnik's comments come Andrew Ference's own words:
From TSN.ca by way of the Calgary Sun
"It's asinine and it's both sides," Ference told the Sun. "How are you going to solve a conflict without communication? I don't understand the motivation behind sitting around.
"Even if you're not going to talk to the other guy, why not put forward some ideas you have so the public can see them and can say, 'These guys are putting forward an effort.'
"I understand there's an art to negotiation but right now, they're pretty shitty artists."