Well get ready for the lockout of 2012-13. Shot across the bow to Gary Bettman. Union won't cowtow to owners. #NHL
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) January 7, 2012
NHLPA's rejection of realignment doesn't automatically spell labor war. It signals a stronger union readying for ownership hostilities.
— Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) January 7, 2012
For those who have interest in CBA negotiations...get ready for a brawl between NHL and NHLPA in the coming months.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 7, 2012
Regardless of what really happened between the NHLPA and NHL on realignment, the delay means a major CBA battle looms this summer.
— Kevin Allen (@kausatoday) January 7, 2012