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09-18-2012, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by kdb209 View Post
You can't bring in replacement players under a lockout.

In order to get scabs replacement players, the League would first have to declare an impasse, have it upheld by the NLRB, and then impose their final CBA offer as an interim CBA - plus whatever regulatory requirements there are in Canada. They could then lift the lockout and play under the impasse CBA. The NHLPA would then have the option to strike, players could honor the strike or not, and replacement players could be hired. Even in that case, replacement players might not be legal in Quebec, AIUI.
As usual, Watters likely has no clue what he is talking about. The NHL can't just hire replacement players. They'll have to make their case in six different jurdicitions (the United States, B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec), all with different laws. Quebec would be the biggest problem, as the province is the only place in North America where you cannot hire replacement workers.

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