The writing has been on the wall for what's about to happen in the next 2 weeks and it's time the players look themselves in the mirror and ask themselves a serious question based on facts; Do I want to be partly responsible for what could be the demise of the NHL the way we all know it? Over 80% in every poll I have read supports the owners. Why you ask? Common Sense!!! Players MUST insist that Goodenow allow the owners their right to determine the system issues in which they will be remunerated for their services. Players MUST advise their greedy agents that the game is bigger than their future earinings and most importantly to start listening to the fans, the majority of which support the owners in their quest to regain control of their business operations and get a handle on expenses that have driven the price of tickets out of reach for the ordinary fan. With all games now available for pennies a show, fans are speaking out and will no longer stand for price increases in tickets. The NHL is a gate driven league with little TV revenue and when you copare the pro leagues in North America the players in the NHL do very well for themselves. Better than they should be when you look at % of gross revenues. IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP AND AGREE TO A CAP, then make the best possible deal for yourselves by negotiating within the framework of a cap system.