2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VII: The Last Waltz "Cut the sheet & drop the puck!"
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11-23-2012, 11:18 AM
Change is good.
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If the PA actually de-certifies you can kiss any hope of a season goodbye. The main point is to be able to bring antitrust lawsuits against the league which will tie this thing up in court for a looong time.
Decertification only makes sense for the player agents and senior management of the union. (Well, them and any players who are tired of actually playing and are simply hoping to wring as much cash out of their last deals as possible.)
Could it result in a player friendly outcome? Certainly. But it would only come after the resolution of multiple individual lawsuits, played out over years and years (not a few months, not a year, but years and years) with an endgame that would likely see the blowing up of the current league structure, including the dissolution of some, if not all, of the current franchises.
It would be a great outcome for Nathan McKinnon and Seth Jones. For anyone in the league, particularly over the age of, say, 28 who cares about ever playing hockey again (much less hockey on a traditional team in the league as they came to know it while growing up)? Yeaaaaah... not so much.
A guy like Brad Richards could make 3x as much money as he's currently slated to make... presuming the players won their case. Of course, it's also possible that they would settle or that the players would have a partial victory - or even a partial loss. In which case, he wouldn't make as much. He also would have to wait a long time to make that money. Either way, he would likely never skate again in the NHL.
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