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09-10-2004, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Seachd
There's one major problem with that. This isn't the real world. This is professional sports. It's different. And they know that coming in. The draft is one example. So normal jobs can't be used as a comparison.

Well, if that profit cap is set at zero, there would still be teams under it, including teams that sell out every game. Doesn't that suggest a bit of a problem?
Sorry, but the fundamentals of business do not change from industry to industry - the comparison is valid. And the draft is just one more concession from the players to the owners. Sidney Crosby should be able to put himself on the market just like anyone else.

And a luxury tax is a very workable system - if the powers that be put the bar lower than, say, what MLB has it at.

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