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12-05-2012, 02:55 PM
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Frozenice
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Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan View Post
If the PA decertifies and wins in court against the NHL (lockout would be declared illegal), there are no rules since there would be no CBA.

Contracts currently signed won't matter.

Everyone becomes a UFA.

Kypreos article on it a few weeks ago: http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl-l..._gary_bettman/
I'd be very curious if the court declared the lockout illegal how they could word in such a way as to mandate the NHL to play hockey. It's not an essential service and there's no way the government is getting involved with running the league or the individual teams. As soon as you start mandating hockey you get into the individual owner's property rights and the owner's personal rights.

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