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12-08-2012, 02:54 PM
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League by far.

The league can hire replacement players who many (myself included) would pay to watch. In theory (I don't know the legal ramifications) they could start a new league for the 2014 season and all the junior players becoming draft eligible would be eligible for the "New NHL" and they could get any players currently under contract to void their contracts and start playing in the New NHL under a new contract.

Realistically, they could have a league set up as early as next year with pretty decent hockey (they'd probably lose some of the star-talent to the KHL/SEL though).

The players? Some would go to other leagues (mostly the star players), but most North American players (which make up 70% of the league) would come crawling back and play for whatever the owners were willing to pay them in the New NHL within a year or two I think.

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