Something that hasn't got a lot of press to date is the ripple effect of the NHL using replacement players. Let's assume that the NHL continues with 30 teams, the AHL with the 30 teams that are scheduled to start next year, the ECHL with over 30, the CHL with 18 I believe and the UHL (home of the Red Wings) with a dozen or so teams. Let's say the NHL uses 18 man rosters and the AHL etc. follow suit and carry 2 extra players. That's over 2400 players. I actually prefer this year's version of the AHL over what we have been exposed to in the NHL the last few years so I have no problem watching replacement players but will there be enough players for all teams in all leagues plus Europe? Will we see more NHL players in the minors while their replacements get the 5 star treatment in the NHL? Irony at it's all time best!