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09-10-2004, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Scheme
Yeah, but Kariya and Selanne are worth more than 7 mil combined. That's an unhealthy side effect of our flawed system we have now. Teams with huge budgets can afford stacked teams, essentially created a system of "have" and "have not" teams. Players will obviously want to flock to the "have" teams for a better chance of winning a Cup, even to the point of reducing their value for these teams. Kariya didn't want to sign with Anaheim for millions but he offered to sign with a stacked team for peanuts. That's not right.
You think players wouldn't still do that under a cap? Look at the Lakers of the NBA. Payton and Malone could have gotten far more individually from other teams, but they took a lot less to take a better shot at a championship. of course, it didn't work out for them in LA, but it didn't work out too well in Colorado, either (or Detroit, NYR, Philly, Toronto...).

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