The NHLPA would not acknowledge Mr. Arthur Levittâ€™s report on the finances of the NHL, saying the NHL lost less money then the report said. Yet the PA did not give the NHL their figures on how much the NHL lost last season, and have no intention of ever doing so. A forced audit by the Internal Revenue Service(and its cousin Revenue Canada) would give a loss figure that few could dismiss. Some say that Mr. Levitt was only given the books the owners wanted him to see so they could force their will in the next CBA. Hiding books and statements from the IRS would be a crime if the 30 teams were being audited, owners could end up in jail for something that serious (It would not be a slap on the wrist punishment Todd Bertuzzi received from the courts) It is very unlikely that the NHL as a whole made money last season, just how much did they lose? A 1% loss of $2.1 billion revenue turns out to be $21,000,000 Should the IRS audit the NHL teams?