Could Replacement Players Break the NHLPA?
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10-03-2012, 01:53 AM
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Since the NHLPA is locked out rather than on strike, the NHL would have to jump through considerably more hoops in order to use replacement players: approval from the NLRB, possible legal issues with scabs being used primarily for anti-labor activities rather than for a primarily economic purpose, etc.
And that's not even getting into the issues for the Canadian teams, where it's simply illegal in some provinces.
Then throw in the complications of using foreign players as replacements, something that probably won't be allowed: Would US teams only be able to use American replacements? Would Canadian teams (assuming any can play) be permitted to bring their replacement players, presumably Canadians, into the US, and vice-versa?
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