Nov 25, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT
Decertifying comes with a lot of risks and it would send this lockout in a more uncertain and potentially messy direction — and given the current state of affairs in the NHL, that says a lot.
Still, some see the potential benefits for the players.
“The NHLPA has become nothing more than a vehicle [for the owners] to take revenue share and contract rights away from players,” said player agent Allan Walsh of Octogon Hockey in a Sportsnet report.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly argued that it’s a “time consuming process that would likely lead to the end of the season.”
At the same time, the NBA players’ threat to decertify might have been what led to the resolution to that lockout. Steve Nash’s agent, Bill Duffy thinks it could help the NHL players too.
“They should decertify, absolutely,” said Duffy. “They should have done it three months ago.”
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