Read the NHLPA .PDF file carefully. There are lots of potential problems I can see, and I've only read it a bit so far. 1) Reduced number of rounds in the draft, making more players free agents. No opting in anymore. 2) Eliminated compensation draft picks. 3) Increased minimum salaries. 4) "modified" waiver and player assignment options. Could be very significant. 5) Reduced training camp, and pre-season games. Costs money. 6) Potential changes to regular season games and *playoff seeding*. 7) Increased per diem, and more free tickets given to players. 8) Increased pension payments by owners. And my favourite: 9) Player conduct rules dropped. Players can gamble on NHL games if they want, be late for practice, ignore curfew, and no longer have to treat media or fans with respect or courtesy.