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11-10-2004, 10:00 AM
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Fletch
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I think many employees...

would think the same way. It's not the players' job to run the team, it is their job to attract fans, and for that they try to get every last dollar. Why wouldn't they? Don't they have the right to make as much as they can? As mentioned numerous times, an owner can say no. Should Jagr say, 'I should accept a salary that's $3 million less over two less years so the league will be healthy, and the owner, a huge conglomerate whose ownership is multi-tiered, can make more money off me'. I don't think he should. A player wants to maximize his income. He shouldn't be required to look at the P&L and balance sheet of the organization, and then look at like players around the league who may be on teams that cannot afford the salary he's about to receive that could set a benchmark, and then determine his salary.

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