Originally Posted by CbusRed
Well, without the union, there is no need to lock out, the players deal with what the Owners want, Just like myself, and any other non-union employee has to do when the company we work for decides to make changes, after all, they are the owners.
And without lockouts/strikes, the consumers and small business owners that flourish from the sport dont have to suffer.
Without the union their is no labor protection.
The history of the NHL is littered with the owners taking advantage of the players.... The Players are the sport, the owners will find out soon enough if they try and peddle AAA hockey in towns that know the game.