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“It’s also an opportunity for players that don’t have access to their team’s facilities or training staffs to stay in shape and rehabilitate any nagging injuries.”

Abanussar hopes the players can get back to work soon, but if that’s not the case, he’s prepared to keep the league going, and said they may do it all again in October. And November. And so on.

“After these two weeks, a lot of the guys will stay here and train anyway,” Abanussar said.

“If there’s no deal, then we’ll just do it again next month. We’re prepared to keep going until there’s a deal.”