Talk about playing with fire. It's as if both sides didn't learn a thing from the 94 MLB strike that wiped out the playoffs. The way I see it the NHL isn't nearly as strong as MLB and IF or more likely WHEN they shut down this season both sides will go down in history as the Idiots that failed to reconcile their differences. After listening to former NBAPA Executive Director Chales Grantham on Sportsnet last night I was more convinced than ever that Goodenow couldn't even carry his shoes. Grantham understood his role and seemed as concerned with the health of the NBA as the owners were during their negotiations. I think Goodenow is telling his players not to read or listen to all the rhetoric in the media or on boards like this one and to collectively take a hard stance against anything that smells like a cap system. This is a dangerous gamble that in many hockey experts opinion will result in the shutdown of this season and maybe next. It's a dangerous game of Russian Roulette that might just see both sides having to swollow a bullet. It's a dangerous game that will cost many PA members their jobs, some owners their franchises and all players an increasing % of their future payroll and revenues. Many NHL players will never again play at the NHL level and yet remain silent and supportive. Unlike MLB Hockey will never overcome a work stoppage that cancels an entire season. Fans or friends of mine have already told me they will never pay to see these guys play again. It's time for players and owners to work together for the good of the game and for owners to settle for a triple instead of a homerun and players to do as much as possible to salvage what they can while they can.