Who wants to play next season?

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  1. Chili

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    Some players (outside the NHLPA) could have an interesting decision to make this fall, if no agreement is reached.

    What factors would they weigh in making the decision?
     
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    One big one, for the few who have the big contracts who many say are driving the players' hard line . . . each year lost is a year off of that big contract, the likes of which they will never see again. What was the figure, 288 or something like that under contract next year, half of that number the year after? The ones with the most to lose now are those who are blamed for digging in their heels, I would think that they also would be sweating, wouldn't you?
     
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    I was thinking more along the lines of 'what would influence someone to become a replacement player'? But you make an interesting point. It's interesting that the Sens went to court to argue that Alexei Yashin owed them a year on an unfufilled contract. The owners won't be arguing that way this time.
     
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