Why Would NHL Players Decertify?


‘“Things like a salary cap, restrictions on free agency, rookie pay, the draft, all these things are anti- trust or competition law violations” Macramalla said. “ They’re actually unlawful but they’re inside the four corners of the CBA and the CBA acts as a protective bubble for the NHL. Decertification is the pin that blows up that protective bubble. The players can go ahead and sue the NHL for all these anti-trust violations.“’