Gallery: The 18 players trying to save the NHL season


Players from superstar Sidney Crosby to lesser-known young grinders like Kevin Westgarth are gathered with six NHL owners trying to salvage at least a partial hockey season. Here are your potential puck saviours.

<div id="page1">MIKE CAMMALLERI, Calgary Flames</div>


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<div id="page1">MIKE CAMMALLERI, Calgary Flames</div>
SIDNEY CROSBY, Pittsburgh Penguins: Undisputed leader of the negotiations after staying on top of proceedings for months, has led a group of 18 players into a session with six NHL owners trying to salvage at least a partial season.
SHAWN HORCOFF, Edmonton Oilers, pictured in November 2011 at Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis.
SHANE DOAN, Phoenix Coyotes, after Tuesday's negotiating session.
RYAN MILLER, Buffalo Sabres, pictured taking his silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics for the U.S. team.
RON HAINSEY, Winnipeg Jets, after Tuesday's negotiating session.
ANDY MCDONALD, St.Louis Blues, pictured in action against the Sabres in 2008.
MATHIEU DARCHE, free agent (R), talking to former Canadiens teammate goalie Carey Price at a September practice.
MARTIN ST. LOUIS, Tampa Bay Lightning, after Tuesday's negotiating session.
MANNY MALHOTRA, Vancouver Canucks (L), after Tuesday's negotiating session.
KEVIN WESTGARTH, L.A. Kings (R), with teammate Jarret Stoll during last year's playoffs.
JONATHAN TOEWS, Chicago Blackhawks.
JAMAL MAYERS, Chicago Blackhawks, pictured just missing a goal as a San Jose Shark in the 2011 playoffs against Roberto Luongo.
GEORGE PARROS, Anaheim Ducks, battling Canucks' Darcy Hordichuk.
DAVID BACKES, St. Louis Blues.
CRAIG ADAMS, Pittsburgh Penguins: Pictured after Tuesday's negotiation session.
BRAD RICHARDS: NY Ranger (R), facing off against Jay Beagle of the Washington Capitals in May.
B.J. CROMBEEN, St. Louis Blues (L), fighting Ottawa's Zenon Konopka in February.
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