on ticket prices, they will be reduced. Q: When the NHL comes back, will ticket prices be reduced? A: I think if everything is going to be done properly, ticket prices have to come down. I think the (general) managers have to take a cut in pay. We're asking the players to do it, then we should do it as well. I think that's only fair. I'll certainly tell (Flyers chairman Ed) Snider I will. I made my life out of the NHL. I don't think I should benefit while someone else is hurt. on Goodenow Q: In your opinion, what are some key components a new CBA must contain? A: I think the owners have to get down the percentage of revenue going to salaries and the rest of it will all be taken care of. Bob Goodenow can't say he's doing anything for the good of the game. All he's ever done is extract as much out of the game as he could through any method that was available to him. You can say that's the proper way for him to do business, but now the business is shut down. So how much good did he really do? Q: It's been rumored that Goodenow has told players he would quit before accepting a salary cap. A: Big deal if he quits. Who cares if he quits? The game's going on. Bobby Orr retired. The game can get along without Bob Goodenow. He hasn't contributed anything to the game. He's caused a lot of problems, he's caused a lot of grief. On luxury taxes Q: It's been a long time since the players' last proposal on Sept. 9. Back then they offered a plan that included a luxury tax, revenue sharing and a five percent rollback on salaries. But the two sides haven't talked since. Why do you think they haven't been able to find common ground? A: To me, revenue sharing is just finding a way to spend the owners' money. That has nothing to do with putting in place a system that works for the players and the owners. That's just taking from one rink that sells out and giving it to another. They're pushing it as a solution, but all they're saying is, `Take Philadelphia's money and give it to Nashville; and Detroit's money and give it to Atlanta.' That doesn't take any genius. That's not a contribution to help the sport. Im not Clarkes greatest fan but he talks a lot of sense on these points.