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09-12-2004, 12:27 AM
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Paul Martin Jones
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Originally Posted by George Bachul
pld, you aren't getting it. Many people don't. If the Rangers give a guy $5 million or Detroit gives a guy $5 million...every comparable player in that category wants the same cash. .
and what choice does the player have if the team says no ? no choice, except to not play hockey.



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Originally Posted by George Bachul
And with the ridiculous arbitration system, agents use the highest paid comparable to achieve the best possible award. It is an inflationary system.(You can imagine the number of guys using Marty Lapointe as a comparable for arbitration. :lol ).
players signed as UFA can not be used as comparables in arbitration

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Originally Posted by George Bachul
So in effect, the problem doesn't lay with Holik getting a large contract because the Rangers can afford it...it is the salary pull on every other comparable player on every other team(Especially the lower revenue stream teams) that causes the problem.
players signed as UFA can not be used as comparables in arbitration

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