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11-26-2004, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by gary69
And you believe Bettman would go with those 8 teams against all the other teams for very long? And that especially those profit-making teams would just sit idly by and do nothing?

And you think that those players who are not "set for life" really believe they would be making hundreds of thousands or even millions, if the few hundred best players in
the world are not playing in that league? It's far more likely than the NHLPA simply decertified and those lesser players would be abandoned and everyone would be left on his own, to try to get the best deal for themselves individually.

The lower end players lose financially either way, be it a hard cap or reduced revenue free-market NHL. The best chance for them making money is if quite a similar than the expired CBA is negotiated again.
Decertification is the NHL's wet dream

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