Habs pushing QLB to block NHL lockout in Quebec
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09-09-2012, 10:00 PM
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They would indeed be free agents. There would have to be an unspoken and untraceable form of collusion among owners not to sign the players. Most of the other rosters would be set anyways so it's not like the entire roster could be dispersed in one fell swoop. The Habs players would have to "steal" another player's job if they went to another team. Not very brotherly.
Would also solve the Gomez problem!!
It's not like Molson has $60M to just throw away in salary without a return. I'm not saying he would or should, but it's an option.
... But the team would keep the rights on the players who would be, at this time, RFA.
And it would create a VERY, VERY absurd situation with Max Pacioretty, who would be under no contract for this season, but would be under contract for next season. A contract that hasn't started cannot be voided.
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