The Rangers remain three games ahead of the Penguins.
Doing so would guarantee teams with the best records wouldn't meet until the conference finals.
It's about rewriting the collective-bargaining agreement.
Specifically, they're still looking at the front-loaded deals signed by Marian Hossa, Chris Pronger, Roberto Luongo, and Marc Savard.
The left wing is a free agent all over again.
A decision could come as late as Monday, though.
This will now be settled by an arbitrator.
A conversation with Matt Mitten, director of Marquette Law School's National Sports Law Institute.
NHL hockey's going to seem like a letdown for a little while.