The NHL Players' Association hasn't ruled out the possibility of taking their fight to court.
Florida Panthers winger George Parros, a member of the union's bargaining committee, confirmed on Sportsnet's HockeyCentral at Noon Monday the possibility of decertifying the union is on the table.
"It's something we can't fool around with. It's something we have to be prepared to see to the end even though that may not be the case," said Parros. "We're aware that it is a serious move and one that's going to take some long consideration. You have to tread lightly."
Los Angeles winger Kevin Westgarth told an audience on Reddit.com Monday the players want to work.
"The momentum and health of our game is being put at risk, and its a sad state of affairs," said Westgarth. "In 2004-05, the owners wanted a salary cap, which they got by costing us all a season. We have offered $1 billion in concessions, with nothing in return, and it hasn't gotten us back on the ice."