All speculation...what do you think his intentions are? As it stands, I expect Goodenow to takes the NHL to the next wire where they will agree on cap numbers and then he will lower the boom on the NHL by making ridiculous demands regarding free agency (age 24?), arbitration and rookie contracts. He will use this as a way to save face. At that point the owners will have a ton of pressure on them to just get the deal done. It's anybody's guess what they'd do. My hope is that the league will keep free agency where it is. They have all the leverage and it's best for the game.