I say get rid of the owners!? Let the league own the NHL teams? I am sure the League can produce enough money. The owners just waste money like crazy instead of re-building the league the way it should be built. Put money back into the league not your pockets.
If they get into another lock out, its going to hurt the NHL. They will lose even more fans. It took a long time since the last lock out to get back to where it needed to be now.
In any sport, lets be honest do these players really earn the right to all that money they ask for every year they play? No...! When a player is a free agent their new contract should start out low then grow higher if they earn it. Its like earning respect? You don't get respect unless you earn it and work hard for it. Its the owners who get greedy and want to lock these players in for good so no one else signs them. You can sign players without a ridiculous amount of money. Heck I'd be happy making $1 million a year.