CRUSH them CRUSH them CRUSH!!! All i here is the players whining, i here players aren't used to carrying there own bags, and the long bus trips and the small accomidations and how Bettman screwed it up by expansion( that "expansion" created jobs and drove up salaries for the talented players who were in short supply Draper!!) The owners should cancel the season, and sit on the offer until this time next year, i am sick of the players, Belak was on the radio, he makes $800 a week and says he is taking someone job overseas because he might lose his job to a AHL next year. DUH! you made a million bucks this year but you don't tell Goodenow that the players should make a deal, the players are sheep. If i were the owners, i would reduce rosters by three, i would set a salary cap (hard) and i would tell the players to stay in Europe of the "A" or the east coast if they don't like it. The players are the game and i think some of the most respectable people in all of sports but the owners sign the checks, they have all the risks and should be allowed to make a ROI. I am a fan of an NHL franchise, always will be , i follow the players on my favorite team at any given time, but the players change the team does not. Goodenow and the players did not read this situation properly and i blame them for this lost season, i truly beleive that if the players acknowledge the linkage between revenues and players salaries, they could have gotten a much better deal in Septmebr then now or in the future, i also think the the game has been damaged and may not recover fully. The players made a lilling for the last 10 years, it is time to correct the business and an average salary of 1.3 million and guarenteed contracts is very fair. CRUSH them, i will be waiting for the return of HOCKEY, in whatever form it may be. The players are the product but the game is more important then any one player. Thanks for letting me rant, your thought are encouraged whether you support me or not!!