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09-19-2004, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Cawz
The NHL's position is cost certainty. The NHLPA's position is trust - they dont trust the owners.
I would argue that the players' position is not simply trust, but rather the ability to earn their market value, and have the opportunity to gain whatever people are willing to offer.

I get a kick out of the NHL's "cost certainty" jargon. If you think about it, every single team in the league has cost certainty, with regard to salaries. They're the ones that sign all the contracts, they have absolute control over the payroll of their team. The only thing that is not certain is the amount players will earn in incentive bonuses. What the NHL really wants is a salary cap, not "cost certainty." They want to protect themselves from their own idiocy.

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