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Would You Play To See Replacement Players?

from Joe Warmington of the Toronto Sun,

By mid-January, could the NHL be featuring replacement players?

In previous labour battles they have cancelled a half season, a whole season and even had a year where they did not award a Stanley Cup.

One former NHL executive feels if a labour deal is not worked out with the players by Jan. 15, 2013, the NHL hiring non-union players could be the owners’ prerogative and very well their next logical move.

And former Maple Leaf assistant general manager Bill Watters said make no mistake, it could be done very easily.

“There are enough free agents around and players under contract in junior, on reserve lists and in the AHL to ice a team in every city,” said Watters. “It is conceivable. It wouldn’t be a long-term thing but a union breaking move.”


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Posted by Vladimir16 on 09/19/12 at 09:48 AM ET

Haha. Oh I know, and I know that reading our sparring across so many posts can get tiresome to a lot of people, but I’m having fun. HiHD is well on his way to becoming a very good arguer and to do that, he’s practicing a lot of great critical thinking in the form of minority elitist rhetoric. He’ll eventually grow out of that, but the lessons he’s learning now will come in very handy when that happens.

Just know that if I suddenly get raptured, it won’t be long before you can no longer tell that he’s not me.  tongue wink

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