If there is no season what will happen next year? Will the owners replace the players with replacement players? Will the fans pay top dollar to see replacement players or even a reduced ticket price to see replacement players? The OSL in Ontario did not bring out the fans although the Quebec version of this is still playing. Will all 30 teams field replacement players including Pittsburg and Phoenix? Will there be a season next year with replacement players and watch as the real players slowly cross the line and come back, one by one? If two thirds of the players are below the average as some have indicated and it is only the top third that are making way over the average, will those guys under the average decide to return? This strike is all about the money as most strikes are, yes there probably are other outstanding issues but the deciding factor will be money. The average salary today it has been mentioned is $1.8 mil, the league wants to reduce it to $1.3, should they settle at $1.5 mil.