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How decertification leads to chaos

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08:19 AM ET 11.23 | Decertification, the newest buzzword in CBA talks, has consequences -- many of which are unknown. The purpose of decertifying would be to eliminate Bettman's negotiating partner. Without a functioning PA, it's the players' hope that an owners' lockout would be deemed illegal and instantly lifted. Dissolving the unions also dissolves the salary cap, linkage, escrow, salary arbitration, rookie cap, you name it. The owners could argue decertifying jeopardizes existing contracts. But some owners, such as the Pittsburgh Penguins' Mario Lemieux or Los Angeles Kings' Philip Anschutz, might not like the idea of losing Sidney Crosby to the Rangers or Jonathan Quick to the Leafs when hockey finally returns. ... You can forget the NHL draft as well. Projected top picks Nathan McKinnon and Seth Jones would simply go to the highest bidder.

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November 23, 2012  09:14 AM ET

How decertification leads to chaos

Unlike the smoothly running, well oiled machine the NHL is currently?

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November 23, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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How decertification leads to chaosUnlike the smoothly running, well oiled machine the NHL is currently?

LOL!!

November 23, 2012  09:25 AM ET

But it is legally impossible to collectively bargain without a Union or Association ? So do the players want zero protection whatsoever from owners whims ? All you middle of the pack and lower players best be ready for non guaranteed contracts ala the NFL.

November 23, 2012  09:46 AM ET

I dont know enough about the decertification process to have an informed opinion, but if talk of decertification leads to more Quick to Toronto hallucinations...errrrr...rumors, then Im all for it.

November 23, 2012  09:47 AM ET

Is it just me or does anybody else think that Andy Reid does not qualify as a "Hot Click?"

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November 23, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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....K STOP TEASING MAKE THIS HAPPEN!Like, just the words "Jonathan Quick to the Leafs" made that McMuffin in my belly settle.

consider the source, of course a Toronto writer will use his article as a means of ventilating his wettest of wet dreams. ;-)

As hard as it is for me sometimes as a Habs fan, I always appreciate the good grace that you show as a Leafs fan...man its gotta be hard sometimes with such stupidity thrown around!

November 23, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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Is it just me or does anybody else think that Andy Reid does not qualify as a "Hot Click?"-------------------------------------------------------->

you dont find fat sexy?

November 23, 2012  09:52 AM ET

Like this will solve anything?

BS Eh? it is 2012, and many states down her in "Merica have legalized same sex unions

November 23, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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I dont know enough about the decertification process to have an informed opinion, but if talk of decertification leads to more Quick to Toronto hallucinations...errrrr...rumors, then Im all for it.

Sportsnet just supplanted Samuel Becket's "Waiting for Godot" as the prime example of Theatre of the Absurd.

November 23, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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you dont find fat sexy?

Only with my poutine. :)

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November 23, 2012  10:07 AM ET
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But it is legally impossible to collectively bargain without a Union or Association ? So do the players want zero protection whatsoever from owners whims ? All you middle of the pack and lower players best be ready for non guaranteed contracts ala the NFL.

Another reason to love the Not For Long league...

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November 23, 2012  10:13 AM ET
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I'm considering the source as Nick Kypreos, and he's always right. Always.

Only when it comes to having one's coconut bounce off the ice...

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November 23, 2012  10:27 AM ET
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But it is legally impossible to collectively bargain without a Union or Association ? So do the players want zero protection whatsoever from owners whims ? All you middle of the pack and lower players best be ready for non guaranteed contracts ala the NFL.

Exactly, the take it or leave it salary. Middle and lower players make up the bulk of the NHL.

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