http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=104342&hubName=nhl interesting article. yes, i agree that both the player and the team sign the contract. however, thats like arguing what came first, the egg or the chicken. its a stupid argument to make when you have a CBA to negotiate. instead of pointing FINGERS how about actually trying to sit down and talk more often? i also found it amusing to see DAMPHOUSSE of all people trying to defend the NHLPA. DAMPHOUSSE is the one who would not sign with the AVS last season because he only wanted to sign a long-term deal. if it was the rangers, they would have gave Damphousse some 4 year deal at 4 mill a year. and he wants to talk about how its the owner's fault that they get into bad deals? its everyone's fault of course but the main problem is that the current CBA does not work and both sides need to stop *****ing and start offering more conscesions.