The biggest issue seems to be the revenue sharing arrangement. The top 10 teams are keeping the bottom 10 afloat. What needs to happen is contraction and do away with at least 6 teams that can't compete. One year of Revenue Sharing, could probably pay for buying out 4 teams and they could move two, to more stable markets. Of course the NHLPA doesn't want that. They just want to rape the large market teams, to keep the Florida's, Nashville's, Phoenix's, etc. afloat. It's a horrible business model.