By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Talk to any NHL player about the lockout and, at some point, each one will say he wants to play hockey. Even in supporting the Players' Association, getting back on the ice and earning a living again is the goal.
"There's not enough history to sort of guide us in this," Feldman said. "I don't think decertification by definition means we get a quicker deal or a slower deal. It can work both ways. It's too hard to tell."
"Dissolving the union, whether through disclaimer or decertification, isn't the bomb denotation that many claim it to be," Feldman said. "It has the potential, if it plays its way through the courts. But it can be just a quick leverage shifter. Or it could be something that can solidify the players and the Players' Association and cause enough of a leverage shift to get an agreement done quickly."