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10-26-2012, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by MarkhamNHL View Post
if they didn't want to play they would have opted out of the contract or went on strike... the players have no control over a lockout.
The players did not have the option of opting out of the contract no more than the owners did, and they didn't go on strike because the NHL locked them out first. They could not have gone on strike while the CBA was in effect.

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