This situation is a joke. Bettman and the owners want the players to save them from themselves. You want cost certainty, don't offer Bobby Holik 8 million dollars a year, or 7 million a year for the Tin Man. Other than Judge Landis, Bettman has to go down as the worst commish in sports history, leading the NHL into rapid expansion into useless US southern markets and presiding over the only full-season cancellation in major sports history. Nice effort.