This statement is on the Official NHL site. Another section on the site talks about the "greatest Players of all time". If replacement players are used next season the awarding of the Cup becomes a travesty. Sure people will come watch hockey but it should it be called the NHL? Playing in the NHL symbolizes to me the pinnacle arena of ability, achievement and determination coming together and only the best deserve to play for the Stanley Cup. It cheapens the sport's greatest symbol. Awarding it to replacement players is something that can never be undone as it will be written on the Cup for all time. The thought of replacement players, who did not fairly earn their opportunity. to play for Lord Stanley's Cup discourages me, saddens me and makes me want to cry.