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08-19-2012, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Teufelsdreck View Post
I can't get over the naivety of this question. The 30 owners would unanimously refuse to include such a clause in any contract. Think about it, the players could strike and still get paid for not playing. Also, it would deny the owners the option of a lockout. As for jumping to Europe, how many openings would there be for the approximately 700 NHL players? The European teams wouldn't drop their own nationals to make room for hordes of North Americans.

It's a legit question. If last spring Crosby would have said he wants to be paid even in the event of a strike or he will wait to be a UFA in 2013, how would the Pens react? They probably would have caved.

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