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09-25-2003, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by discostu
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.
The NHLPA forming it's own league isn't a lose/lose situation. The players might actually be better off if they moved to the WHA. They'd demonstrate that the players are bigger then the league itself. They'd also free themselves of all the historical baggage that continues to cloud the relationship between the PA and the league.

If the alternative is missing two seasons or missing one season and playing the other in the WHA, the players are better off playing in the second season. By the third year, the gap would better pretty close between what they'd get with the NHL and the WHA.

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