Ken Klee mentions this in the Toronto Sun column by Mike Zeisberger. Also in the article he mentions I guess he should stop and think about what he said. Sure Toronto is one of the profitable teams in the NHL with a large market. But if those so called small market teams fold a number of good defenseman become available to the rest of the league. Say goodbye to your job Ken Klee, he is a marginal defeneman. He disparages the owners on not balancing the chequebooks because they can't control themselves. They always have tried to control their chequebooks but everytime they did in the old CBA the players would not sign what they were offered and would often sit out until they were traded to someone rich or stupid enough to pay them. The entire league is deciding to control their chequebook by instituting a system with cost certainty and all the players are now sitting out. So many pro-player posters say the owners don't have to spend what they do, they just have to say "No". Well they are saying "No" loud and clear with the lockout. At the end of the last NHL counter- proposal is the following closing paragraph The NHLPA is taking a non-negotiating stance in regards to cost certainty no matter what the dollars and cents the NHL is willing to negotiate on may be. The unreasonable stand is highlighted by comments from Robert Esche on a CBC interview back in early November I saw this interview and Esche when asked about negotiating around a salary cap stated he would not accept a cap whether it be 25, 50, 100 or even 200 million dollars. Talk about not bargaining in good faith. What surprised me was the print media only reported the "madman" portion of Esche's comments and completely ignored what I found to be the most sensational part of his response. $200 million dollars would be unacceptable because it would come under what is called a cap. WOW!