I think the bottom line is that fans support owners in all polls taken by increasing %'s because the owners at least come across as taking a stand for the good of the game and to keep rediculous ticket and associated costs down while the players only argument is that they won't work under a cap system with very little justification other than greed. Owners have acknowledged the mistakes they made out of being too competitive to satisfy their fans in the past so let's move forward. I really believe that if you would have asked every player in the NHL before they actually made the NHL how they felt about playing in a league that had a salary cap system and an average 1.3 million dollar wage level where they are treated like kings and icons that every player to a man would say and vote yes. What has changed? Greed and Goodenow. The players are losing the PR battle big time and their stubborn stance is going to cost many players their high paying hobbies.