Goodenow complains constantly that the NHL should operate as a free market. All they have to do to get it is decertify the NHLPA. They've been breathing rarefied air for so long, they have no concept of how harsh the free market can be. Let them find out how things work at "normal" businesses. What do they gain in a free market system? As far as I can tell unfettered UFA is all. What does the NHL gain? The ability to control every other aspect of their employment, including wages, benefits, hiring and firing.