View Single Post
10-02-2012, 10:32 PM
Registered User
DocBrown's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,503
vCash: 200
Could Replacement Players Break the NHLPA?

Sending in the scabs would be the nuclear option for the National Hockey League and its owners during the 2012-13 lockout.

It was a tactic that was discussed back in the 2005 work stoppage, but the talk was about beginning the following season with replacement players. The scabs weren't seriously entertained as a way to break the union during the eventually cancelled 2004-05 campaign.

But might that change this time around?

Didn't see a thread on this specific subject. Feel free to merge it if one exists.

So, my understanding was replacement players couldn't happen, due to some lawyery type stuff, but this article makes it seem like its a real possibility, is it?

If so, will we see replacement players earlier than later, has the ownership group been planning this as a fail safe all along?

Would you pay full price for AHL (or worse) players?

Can NHLers complain after heading over sees and taking other players jobs?

I found this article fascinating, as it gives credence (minimally admittedly) to something I thought was impossible.

DocBrown is offline   Reply With Quote