A lot has been said recently about the option that the league has for opening its doors without declaring impasse. Brian Burke even alluded to this possibility again last night on CKNW. Can anyone elaborate on how this would work? Would there be no CBA in place (as opposed to the impasse situation in which the last offer is implemented)? When this option has been mentioned, it has usually been noted as well that no PA members would be allowed to play. Why is this... in other words, what are the relevant laws that are coming into play in this scenario? What are the advantages/disadvantages of this option when compared to the impasse option (other than the obvious risk of losing an impasse decision by the NLRB)?