'"We hope it never gets to that" Boughner said. "The last proposal from the NHL was like a slap in the face after what the players had done in an attempt to help. He's(Gary Bettman) actually made it very, very easy for players to be united and strong. I may never play a game again but its principle, its something we believe in. We believe in a free market system and we know we are right."'
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