Like most observers, Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd sees lengthy talks between the NHL and NHLPA in New York as a positive development.

"It's definitely great that they are still talking and seem to be negotiating, so I think that's a positive," Ladd said after skating with other locked out Jets and NHL players from other teams Wednesday at the IcePlex. "Personally, I'm still cautious and will wait and see how this all plays out, but hopefully it leads to something."

NHL owners and players met in New York at a secret location for seven hours Tuesday and were to resume talks Wednesday at noon CST.

Nobody was speaking to the media after the meetings Tuesday and there's much speculation that these talks have real substance and could lead to an end to the lockout, which has been ongoing since Sept. 15 and has led to the cancellation of hundreds of games and the annual Winter Classic.

"As long as we're still talking and they are making an effort to bridge that gap, it's a good thing," Ladd said. "I'm not going to read anything into it more than that."