The Boston Herald talked to some AHL players to see how they’d feel about crossing the Players Association. It’s nothing scientific, so of course the answers are pretty much what you’d expect: some players would cross the picket line to play in the NHL and some players wouldn’t. And of course, that’s assuming the NHL would try and re-start their league without actual NHL players.
Over in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Tim Panaccio has former Canucks’ GM Brian Burke’s plan to end the lockout. He says the NHL’s best bet is a cap AND a luxury tax, with a minimum payroll thrown in for good measure (login info.).
I’m not sure. It doesn’t seem like the players would ever go for something like that. I don’t know. Maybe everyone should just be paid by the goal. That seems kind of fair to me.