This is not good news for you Hockey Fans.
Goodenow: NHLPA won't take a cap
Some very strong words came from the NHL Player's Association over the weekend, with a warning that there might be no hockey for some time after the current labour deal expires in 2004.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said on several occasions that without a salary cap, many teams in the league will simply run out of gas.
NHLPA executive director Bob Goodenow made his response to newspapers in Philadelphia Saturday.
"There will never be a salary cap," he told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I've told the players to be prepared for a long lockout by the owners. It may last a year, it may last two or three years, but we will never accept a salary cap. This isn't the NFL. I'm confident the players are prepared for whatever happens."
The current collective agreement between the NHL and the NHL Players Association expires in September 2004.