http://www.nhlcbanews.com/generated/rtTM51u5v9.html Some interesting insights: "It is ironic that the certainty of a new economic system now gives the union an opportunity to achieve major gains. The union could, and should, turn its attention from the losing battle on economics and focus on the dozens of other issues that affect players every day, like game rules, rink conditions, traveling and scheduling, not to mention the structural issues like contract guarantees and free agency." Basically he is saying if the players give in to a cap the owners will likely give in to a number of other concessions. To think outloud - lower UFA, smaller schedule, more off time, shorter road trips, etc, etc, etc. Sounds fair - doesn't it?