What's been discussed is that the RFA and the Franshised/Trasition Tagged players would hold of on signing their tenders as long as possible. But if so many players don't show up for offseason programs there would be a possible no show from many of the contracted players. Not exactly a strike but similar. It might not happen but like I said there are rumbles from contracted players that don't like the situation as much as those RFA that were suppose to be UFA.
If you are talking about this year, I can see them not signing the tender until late as a protest. It is a little like pissing into the wind. Doesn't really hurt anyone but yourself and doesn't make things any different but whatever.
If players who are tendered don't show up for OTAs the teams will just move on without them. Most of them have been in the league several years so unless they are installing a new system it won't really matter. It might put them further down the depth chart until they get up to speed. They are well within their rights to sign it as late as they choose up to the deadline.
If players who are under contract decide to not show they can expect to get fined for each day they miss. As long as they don't mind losing money to make a useless point, they should go for it.
At this point the players would be stupid to do anything that makes them appear to be at fault. Right now the owners are the bad guys and the players need to play off that. Millions of fans and ticket holders can exert the pressure of the wallet on the owners and will do so if they think the players are getting the raw deal. Players would be smart to paint themselves as the victims here which a strike never does.
Edited by panthers55, 25 February 2010 - 11:20 AM.