As the current NHL CBA gets closer and closer to expiring, you start to think about who has the most to lose once it does. The league should be ashamed that they're in this position again. Not only do the fans suffer, but so do the players.
The fact that the NHL is on the verge of its third lockout in 18 years should be a direct reflection on the person who runs things.
Commissioner Gary Bettman is seen as public enemy No. 1 in many hockey cities, and for good reason. If nothing else, he has failed miserably in taking preventative steps to ensure that there wasn't another work stoppage.
In the real world, when you fail to do your job correctly, you get fired. In the NHL, it means you get to speak in front of TV cameras with the most smug smile in professional sports.
But enough about Bettman.
Let's take a look at six players who have the most to lose if there is no hockey played this season.
All of the players we're about to discuss share something in common. They're all set to be unrestricted free agents in 2013. They have the most to lose simply from a money and security standpoint.