EDIT: full poll question: Would non-signed/yet to be drafted players be considered to be SCABS if they were to play in the NHL next season(05-06)? This poll assumes that the league will somehow implement an impasse allowing replacement players to play in the NHL. Neither classification of non-signed or yet to be drafted players are in the NHLPA and could not be considered to be â€˜crossing the lineâ€™ wetcoaster(or any other person in the know-how) a Q: If the NHL declares an impasse and it holds up in court does the league need the consensus of the NHLPA to hold the draft in June? This years draft would essentially form the base for the replacement players for the 2005-2006 season. Combined with the yet-to-be-signed players that were previously drafted and you are looking at a fair number of new faces in the NHL. Throw in a couple of AHL players and it might be enough to satisfy the fans to come back to the games. Some ideas on how to make the replacement players a viable alternative: Reduce roster sizes to 16 per team, get the minium salary up to 300K, a $25-30 million cap, 850K rookie salary and change the rules to allow the game to open up.