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08-17-2004, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Trottier
The arbitration process is terribly flawed.

Have one good season (and make no mistake, Kvasha did have a solid season), and one can hit the lottery. No need to prove it over an extended period of time in today's NHL, or professional sports, in general.

However, within the context of the current arbitration process and NHL salaries, this is not an outlandish pricetag for Kvasha, whatsoever, IMO.
A nice little CBA issue for the owners would be to breakdown the % award increase per arbitration player over the past 3 years.

I'm sure the avg. would be pretty shocking and a strong reason for salary escalation.

And beyond the basics (inflation, league avg., etc...) why does a player deserve a RAISE EVERY SEASON?

via arbitration, contract, qualifier, etc...

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