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09-16-2004, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by me2
Well they could offer one-way $250-500K with $100K signing bonuses contracts to every NHL player and a bunch of AHLers. The ex-NHLPA players would choose not to accept those offers out of pride. The unaligned AHLers would jump on them. When enough new-NHLers get together they form a union. If the Naslund signs for $500K the owners are laughing, if he chooses not to sign that is his choice.
If you want to believe in this Fantasy Island garbage, feel free. It's illegal. The NHL cuts a deal with the NHLPA or the players decertify and the NHL has to operate like 30 separate businesses and the players can work for any of the businesses they want.

If you want to learn something about the topic, google "sports and anti-trust".


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