And then the players could have walked out on strike, which Fehr did in baseball. I'm not defending the owners but how can you expect them to agree to that when the same man who led the MLB players to strike is running the players union? That scenario would have been the only thing worse then canceling the entire season and the owners would have been insane to agree to something like that.
But the players didn't strike -- not this time, not last time, and not the time before that.
Three lockout in a row and many fans are still laying this largely on the players. I don't get it.