I just read on TSN some of the reasons the players are rejecting the last offer. The arbitration issue came up. The NHL wants to change the rules a bit. Like giving the right to teams to take a player to arbitration. The reasoning here is. ( If we pay you as a 50 goal scorer "as you wanted" then keep producing as a 50 goal scorer, if you dont I want the right to take you to arbitration and pay you your actual worth. Everyone has seen palyers go all out during their last year of a contract. They are trying to get their worth up to the max. But right after they get the BIG CONTRACT somehow they drift back to the true player they really are. This is an inflationary issue but it would not be if the team would also have the right to take the player to arbitration if his work ethic or production drops off. Now what I have read is that the players dont want the teams to have this right. DAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! I wonder why ??????