The Flyers lost out on Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, Shea Weber and Rick Nash and saw Jaromir Jagr and Matt Carle walk away as free agents.
Donald Fehr is no stranger to work stoppages. He says the NHL's latest proposal would result in a 9 percent drop in the players' share of league revenue.
Thanks to some new additions expectations are through the roof for the Rangers to repeat as conference champions.
How the NHL players' union responds to the owners' latest proposal will go a long way in determining if there is a lockout.
While negotiations between the NHL and its players resumed on Tuesday, players have begun making alternate plans in case of a lockout.