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09-25-2003, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Other Dave
I think it's a highly unlikely strategy, not the least of which is that the 31 corporate entities have 31 different motivations for entering into the league.

It would be interesting, however, if only for the spectacle of 'owner-holdouts' preventing the amalgamation of the league until their unreasonably high franchise price is paid.

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Highly unlikely strategy, but probably about equal or greater likelihood of the NHLPA disbanding and forming its own league. Both are lose-lose situations for either side, but remain as potential bargaining chips to keep the other side honest, or a relatively close facsimile of honesty.

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