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12-11-2004, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Love
The problem with the 24% rollback--or any roll back--is that it doesn't apply to free agents. So the savings aren't truly what those numbers indicate. It'll lower the middle level FAs, since the league average will be lower--but that's not the problem. The problem is the big contracts, and this roll back will not do much of anything in the big contracts.
Big contracts, such as LeClair giving back $6.5 million or Yashin giving back $16 million.

If the owners decide to go out and offer the Demitra's & Palfy's of the world $9 million per year, afer the top salaries just got reduced to the $6-7 million range, than they get what they deserve.

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