This is a question for the more legal savy posters... Given that the chances of getting an impasse declared are chancy at best, what other options do the NHL have if this lockout continues for over a year? As I see it, they will probably continue as they are now. Talking with the NHLPA and insisting on cost certainty. But, can they at some point file something with the NRLB stating that they don't believe that the NHLPA is accurately representing the views of the players? I believe I read that if 30% of the NHLPA members signed a petition stating that the NHLPA was not representing their views and a vote for union reps has not occurred in the past year, they could force a new vote. Would the NHL be able to force a vote also?