We continue to hear players and Goodenow say that it's Bettman's lockout and that they would love to be playing hockey right now. Would players be prepared to work for half their current contract while negotiations took place as a compromised effort towards getting hockey started while still negotiating a new CBA? They would work for half their contract until a settlement is reached. Even half is more than most are making in Europe and Russia. Just an idea I put out to you players-agents to consider. If you offered to do this the PUBLIC OPINION pendulum might just swing back to your side. After yesterday PUBLIC OPINION is now against agents as well as players.