My question is: For what? What could they possibly expect to get if the season is cancelled? How would it benefit them in any way in the end? Mike Brophy, who in the Hockey News last week called Bettman's stance "outrageous", said on the FAN 960 in Calgary yesterday that he spoke to a "high-profile" player on Jan. 4. This player, who has staunchly been dead set against a salary cap, told Brophy that he's starting to see things a bit differently. He wondered, if they sit out one or two seasons, what it will all be for in the end. He said he didn't see any way they'd get a better deal than the NHL's latest offer. He also said that if the NHL decided to use replacement players, he believes 50 % of union members would cross the line, and while he wouldn't be the first, he'd be "right there for number 2." Brophy told him to mass e-mail the other 700 members, because as soon as they all come to this realization, the better it will be for everyone. So I'm just wondering what Alfredsson's realistic long-term goals are if he's willing to lose the season.