The NHLPA's problem as I see it....
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09-12-2004, 09:47 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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No team can be competitive letting its players go over 10% raises even if they are not worth it. They lose too much talent, it can't be replaced via UFA route (too much $) and if they try the trade route they rapidly run out of prospects and picks, and then run the risk of losing that player via the 10% increase at some future time. Fans desert the team of duds, team loses more money, downward spiral.
Demented you know you are speaking nonsense. While its an uneven playing field let people walk means teams go backwards. Unless every GM agrees not to offer the rejected player a contract then it won't work, and if every GM does blackball that player then its illegal collusion.
i disagree completly. in the case of good level players like the Sedins, you give them the 10% and dont blink an eye because they are still paid less than they should be. In the case of players like Tyler Bouck, if you dont want to give him the 10%, dont. There are other players like him in the system who will work for less than his new contract.
The Canucks recently let Denis Pederson and Trevor Letowski go instead of giving them a QO. WOw, poor Canucks.
They recently let Umberger go instead of giving him a stupid rookie contract. Wow, poor Canucks.
Just use the system and have some balls.
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