With all the doom and gloom being talked about, no hockey this year and maybe next etc. The talk of an impasse is said to be a massive undertaking since two countries legal systems would have to be a nightmare tying matters up in courts for who knows how long. What if, and I hope someone smarter than me can answer, they just folded the NHL and started a new league? Call it the National Hockey Association (NHA). All 30 former NHL franchises would be members. All franchises would retain rights to their former players they had under contract. It would be up to those players whether they wanted to play in the new league or not, but if they did they would have to play for the team that had theri rights unless they were traded or released. There would be no union, the NHA would make the rules and the players could take it or go elsewhere! Establish their $30 million cap, offer salaries larger than any league anywhere else but still mangeable for all teams. The Stanle Cup of course would be adopted the championship trophy since the NHL would no longer exist. I suppose there are laws keeping companies or businesses from doing this but would this pertain to sports franchises? Sports leagues go belly up all the time and new ones pop up. What would be wrong in this case? Any lawyers out there?