12/13/2012 07:19 EST | Updated 02/12/2013 05:12 EST

Don Cherry says NHL making a statement

After two straight days of talks between the NHL, the players' association and federal mediators ended without any progress, Don Cherry took to Twitter to give his take on the process.

"Have you noticed no owners are the meetings? That's a statement in itself," the Coach's Corner star tweeted on Thursday. "It looks like the NHL is thru negotiating for now. If they're gonna get this settled, they'll have to negotiate. Sad."

Mediators rejoined the conversation in hopes of moving negotiations along after talks fell apart a week ago in New York.

When asked on Twitter about the role of mediators in collective bargaining, the Hockey Night in Canada commentator took a moment to answer his fans.

"A lot of people have asked me what does a mediator do in these meetings? As Bill Daly says, the parties are never in the same room," he said. "Mediator gets one story then goes to the other room and so on and so forth. The mediator is a guy with a lot of patience who hears things like "tell those guys hell will freeze over before we go along with those proposals."

Follow Cherry on Twitter @CoachsCornerCBC.