Top potential RFAs through 2015

If players decertify, star RFAs would spill onto open market

Updated: December 3, 2012, 1:25 PM ET
By Neil Greenberg | ESPN Insider

With the lockout lingering and federal mediation unable to provide a remedy, murmurs that the NHL Players' Association might decertify have grown louder. Such a move might plunge the negotiations into chaos (or provide an expedited agreement), but should the players go through with the decertification, there is a distinct possibility that the NHL as we know it would be drastically altered.

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