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Chaos Could Ensue

from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun,

There may be a handful -- a small handful -- of National Hockey League owners who would not soil themselves in fear of what would happen if all existing player contracts were voided by the dissolution of the NHL Players Association.

But what glorious chaos it would be.

It won’t happen, of course, because the two sides in the ongoing labour war would never give the media a gift so sensational.

Still, think of the stories: A frantic orgy of free-agent madness, rich teams stockpiling talent with no salary caps, mid-market teams scrambling to keep some semblance of what they have, deep-pocketed competitive failures seeing a chance to hit a sudden home run, a few other franchises utterly driven out of business ... the competition and carnage would be more interesting than a lot of NHL playoff series.

The league would definitely lose some teams, which admittedly makes it worth fantasizing about.

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The league would definitely lose some teams, which admittedly makes it worth fantasizing about.

With reporters like this, the only hope is that Vancouver is one of the franchises that fail.

Posted by timbits on 12/17/12 at 10:46 PM ET

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In my opinion there is a 0% chance of this happening.  There is no way every single player is going to want to uproot his family to a new town and start over.  If that were on the verge of happening, I think the players would give in to the owners and sign a deal immediately.

Posted by Geno71 on 12/18/12 at 09:24 AM ET

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With reporters like this, the only hope is that Vancouver is one of the franchises that fail.
Posted by timbits on 12/17/12 at 09:46 PM ET

Highly doubtful. Just the teams bleeding the league dry and we all know which teams are doing that, don’t we?

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 12/18/12 at 03:33 PM ET

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