If the NHL lockout can't get resolved through mediation and negotiations, then the players might be forced to take the league to court. According to The Globe and Mail's James Mirtle, a vote to give the NHLPA's executive board the power to file a disclaimer of interest which would dissolve the union.
If the union does dissolve, it would allow the players to file antitrust lawsuits against the owners. This may just be a play to get a new CBA signed as both the NBA and NFL unions did the same thing during their lockouts.
Currently, there are no meetings between the NHL and players union scheduled. The two sides have been meeting separately with federal mediators.
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