I firmly belive that the owners will not settle down, for the first time you see they are staying strong. A cap is the only solution for them, and I doubt the NHLPA will accept it anytime soon. The season is certainly canceled, and next year is also doubtful. Now, about replacement players, some people say they dont want them, fine, but I still think the owners should use them. The ratings will be low, the hockey will be crap, for about a year or two. But then all the younger draftees like Crosby and Brule will eventually make it to the league. Give it 4-5 years and we'll have a league full of young talented players, all the cry babies from the NHLPA can go to europe for that matter.