September 13, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a press conference at the Crowne Plaza Times Square. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL Is Trying To Make The Lockout Legal

Things have taken a turn for the worse in the NHL on this already extremely sad occasion with what happened in Connecticut. My heart really goes out to all the victims and their families.

Today the NHL has filed a class action complaint in New York Federal Court seeking a deceleration to confirm the legality of the lockout.

Let’s put that into english. If the NHL wins the NHLPA can no longer file for disclaimer of interest. As a result the NHL’s offer will truly be take it or leave it. There’s no way the NHL will give in to the players anymore than they already have.

I really don’t see how the NHL doesn’t win this class action complaint. While I don’t agree with basically anything they’ve done so far, they’ve done nothing “wrong”. They run the league, they can do what they want.

My opinion with what’s happened in the last 24 hours is the NHLPA should really take the leagues last proposal into a vote. I’m not going to beg them to take the deal if it’s truly as bad as they’re making it out to be. If they can live with the deal though, it’s probably in their best interest to take the deal.

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