I honestly believe the NHL will soon take legal action to shut down the NHLPA and start NHL2 with an imposed CBA that will cut players slaries by 40 percent or more plus reduced benefits and much lower entry level contracts. They have attempted to get a deal done now for over 5 years without any significant progress which sets them up for a good legal defense. Many believe that Players and Goodenow have a window of opportunity to get a deal done between now and December 1st or at least show an honest attempt to meet the NHL's requirement towards a cost certainty - revenue sharing system that maintains their current guaranteed contracts or risk losing it all and it will come with very little warning. More and more fans now want the NHLPA to be shutdown with a new agreement in place that can actually reduce the costs of tickets to games. Stay tuned.