Couldn't find the official lockout thread, but thought this to be just as good a place as any to post this. Interesting read.
Maybe these contracts will actually prevent a lockout. Will owners really wanna lockout the players and eliminate revenue right after paying out all these big bonuses? Maybe this will actually be incentive to keep the guys on the ice and the money coming back in.
Sure there are lots of contracts out there with this "lockout protection", but if July 1st keeps going the way it has this year, maybe everyone will finally be happy with the way things are going.