Former TML GM & NHL Agent Bill Watters thinks Gary Bettman's will bring in replacement players in NOV, & thinks this will crack the Union.
— Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) October 2, 2012
NHL teams may be resuming play sooner than you think. There's only one issue - the roster might look very different than what you saw in 2011-12. Bill Watters, former assistant GM to Toronto and player agent, stated on Josh Rimer's show that replacement players could be coming to an arena near you. Watters believes that Gary Bettman will use replacements, or scabs, to shatter the player's union all but ensuring a "victory" for the NHL and its owners in the current CBA debacle.
The term replacement player and scab are being used a bit liberally in the statements and reports. It's not as if the NHL would go find a group of players off the street and toss them into a game. Instead, the NHL would work with each team's list of 50 reserve players. Of those...