You didn't include dear Thunderstruck but here is my view. Since the cancellation of the season, we hear most often the NEGATIVE NHLPA side & it seems that most pro-PA or Anti-owner (that's me) step aside for a few day & I understand them completely because most ''Joe Fan'' are now stronger towards the owners than ever so here's my point of view : Seems to me that the owners want to crush & divide the union. It works somehow but again, it's easy to say it's a majority when most media always talk about it. But I still think some players are upset about the PA offer & I wouldn't be so sure that it would be voted 50% + 1 if Goodenow would have cave to the 42,5M$ of Bettman's demand. On a side note, I need to applaud GARY BETTMAN for his PUBLIC RELATION with the fans. The fans that mostly don't go very well to search for truth. If the NHLCBANews.com said it, it must be truth. Otherwise everything that is said that might incline towards an NHLPA view is coming from the minister of information of IRAQ. The ''MAGNET THEORY of a SALARY CAP'' is just a beautiful example on how he says half-truth everytime he speaks so that the fans can say without too much depth ''YEAH HE'S RIGHT''. Gary Bettman is a great person when he used at his advantage an example that suits well against the PA. Like this magnet theory when there's a cap , he use the NFL as the prime example because most fans will say ''hey that's true , every nfl teams are close to the cap''. What Bettman never said is that the TV contract pay the entire cap & also don't you think the fan of 1 NFL teams would criticize the MANAGEMENT if he was to spend only 60% of what the cap suggest & the public knows that the NFL TEAM would make HUGE PROFIT at the gate + the remaining money that didn't go through the cap. There's a cap in the NBA & even if some teams through the exceptions rules goes way ahead of the cap there's still a gap of 56M$ between the lowest payroll & the highest. So where's the MAGNET IN THE NBA Mr.Bettman ? Who's giving false information to the fan NOW in ORDER to keep them on your side ? Well that's the kind of half-truth Bettman used all along to the fans so that he look good when he said ''I'm truly sorry for the fans that we HAVE to cancel the season''. I'm sorry Gary but you're not sorry, this ''GAP'' of 6,5M$ x 30 for 200M$ shouldn't have been an issue. You want this all season & probably the owners too. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Another example of bs is the Montreal Canadiens president Pierre Boivin, admitting he lose MORE MONEY with the lockout than playing hockey because of the arena taxes, the mortgage on the Bell Centre & probably the interest of the debt that Mr.Gillett owes to Molson. Another bs is saying that the NHL offer of 42,5M$ won't even be good for Montreal. PIERRE, if your budget is 38M$ then spend it at 38M$ , it's not a MAGNET !!!! Bob Gainey did it for you + with the new economic system @ 42,5 or 46 or 49M$ you would have better players for your money.