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12-27-2012, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ULF_55 View Post
Going to be interesting to see what happens. The NHL itself has said the Union is unwilling to negotiate, so I would find it difficult for the NHL to go to court and say the union is negotiating on behalf of the players when it is already saying it is not negotiating.

I think the NHL filed the suit to protect itself from 3*damages. If there is no union the lock-out could be declared illegal, and then we'd get into the 3*damages. IMO the NHL doesn't care diddly about the season, they're just worried about the money they'd have to pay out.

If the court sides with the owner, and makes all players UFA I'd be okay with that.
If everything does pass through and the entire NHL become free agents, what happens to the prospects? They would become free agents as well too, wouldn't they?

Then its additional fighting, isn't it?

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