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11-26-2012, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Nab77 View Post
As of now decertification is only a negoating tactic. If the players decided to go through with it the NHL as we know it would be done with.
No cap, no draft, everybody's UFA etc.
yes but if the NHLPA threatens decertification I would counter with changing the structure in which NHL contracts are negotiated.

Instead of 30 teams negotiating independently you would have 1 league competing with other leagues for talent. A league which can then decide that as a whole they want to pay X% of HRR on player salaries.

Furthermore, there goes guaranteed contracts.

This is the nuclear option and I actually think it works against the players. It's the nuclear tactic but I don't believe the players know what exactly is down that rabbit hole.

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