I am sure most of you have heard recent reports on the two factions within the NHLPA. Those that realize the current state of the game want the best deal now before it gets worse, or those that think they can get a better deal by waiting. My question is if the NHL's knowledge of these two factions makes a case for impasse stronger. Can they say "How can we make a deal with them if the can't even agree among themselves." I do realize that if impasse is an option it will not happen to possibly January if at all.