08:22 AM ET 09.14 | Barring a sort of miracle, the lockout will check in over the weekend. And that means the players will have to ask themselves some sobering questions: Now what? They're being idealistic, but are they being realistic? How do they win this war -- or, better put, what would they consider a win? "How do we win?" asked Calgary Flames forward Michael Cammalleri. "We've already lost." The players have already made major concessions, offering to limit their raises the next three seasons ... and then link their share to hockey-related revenue at less than the 57-percent rate they used to receive. But the owners want more, demanding the players accept an immediate pay cut, an even lower percentage of HRR and restricted contract rights.