I listened to the former leader of the NBA players association on the FAN590 in Toronto and this guy has more sense than the 700 players and all the NHLPA leadership combined. He couldn't understand why a union would paint itself into a corner right off the bat the way the NHLPA did, reminding the listeners how he worked within the owners demand for a cap and was able to get major consessions from the league like the Larry Bird rule which allowed owners to sign their own free agents with no regard to the cap. Players salaries went up at such a great rate *under a cap* that the NBA locked out the palyers only 5 years later. In other words, a cap system worked just as well for the players as the non cap system did. He was smart enough to work within the system to get the players all he could. What Goodenow has done is flush over a billion dollars in players money down the toilet. Bob Goodenow is an employee, how would you react if one of your employees lost you over a billion dollars in one year? Players careers are very short and the longer this goes, the greater amount of players will be negatively impacted. Thanks Bob!