The players have given up so much, it's laughable, that people are still taking the owners' side in this dispute. Last I heard, they were only $7 mil apart, with the players accepting both the 24% decrease, AND the $49 mil salary-cap. Yet, Bettman is still expected to cancel the season today.
The owners are a bunch of morons, who bought players like women out shoe-shopping, and now they have to be protected from themselves like senile old kleptomaniacs. "Idiot-proofed." LOL!