Most of us realize that hockey players have been trained from a young age to be a team player and to always say the right things in public when being interviewed. Never put down a teammate, always put a positive spin on your team etc.etc.; however, the time has come to solicit the honest views of all players and to insist that your NHLPA leader hears what you all have to say. If he fails to listen to you and get you back to work ASAP, FIRE his sorry A"" out the door. Most of us can read between the lines. Enough players have spoken out, former players have spoken out, polls support the owners position and all of you are losing $$$$$$$ as each day passes and will NEVER recover this lost income. If you come back next year or the year after you can expect a minimum 50% rollback and your 24% offer will seem miniscule. The writing is on the wall for all to read. The game is in trouble, thousands of people and employees are counting on the NHL to be played so do the right thing and make the best deal possible within a cost linkage system. There is still time to make a fair deal. It may not seem fair to you right now but the deal you can make right now will seem generous to the one that awaits you in the future. Every player that says publicly that he would never play under a cap might as well retire now if your word means anything. Hockey will never again be played without one so your choices are limited.