The NHLPA has discussed decertification internally, and considering how things have gone during the NHL's lockout, it may be the next step.
"It makes sense when this lockout has gone this long and there’s been no movement from the NHL and massive concessions from the players," Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and player representative Steve Montador said. "It’s unfortunate that we have to consider such measures, but it’s a serious one." Players are hoping that, if they take the decertification route, a quick resolution would come in the NHL. "Right now, it’s a viable option for us," Chicago's Troy Brouwer said. "If nothing is going to push the owners to even want to negotiate, maybe this will force their hand. We’re discussing it internally. I don’t know if it’ll be our next move, but it’s definitely in the dialogue. If it’s our most viable option, we’ll move toward it and get the process started."
Sat, Dec 1, 2012 10:24:00 AM