1. No matter how stupid the players are, even they are not stupid enough to let the season go by because in the GRAND scheme of things, the only people that they are hurting by holding out longer is themselves. At this point, I don't think that any of the fans really care if the season was cancelled...actually I think that most are expecting it. If the season does get cancelled, then it becomes that much easier to use replacement players...and if that happens, the NHLPA guys (especially the lower rung ones) will have to come crawling back for whatever the going rate is at that time...even if it's $5 bucks/hour! There are minor legal ramifications but they are just that...Minor, and no matter how stupid the players may be, they cannot possibly be THAT stupid! 2. Many fringe NHL'ers will lose their job as a result of this none sense that's been going on for the last 4 months. No matter what the PA reps may say now, they nor your Chris Prongers nor your Bryan McCabes will be willing to give up their money to keep your Pierre Dagenais, Mike Commodores and other such fringe players in the NHL. NHL hockey will suffer for the next 5 to 10 years as a result of this year's lockout and the recovery will be slow. 3. Bob Goodenow will be relieved of his duty. After the 1994 lockout, Gary Bettman has done a pretty good job of ensuring that the owners are ready for this current lockout (now if he could just channel that energy into properly marketing the game and making it better!) However, on the flip side, Bob Goodenow rested on his laurels and he's in between a rock and a hard place right now with very limited actions available to him. Once this lockout thing is resolved, or in order to resolve this lockout thing, Bob Goodenow's head will roll.