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09-25-2003, 09:41 AM
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On what basis would they be loaned at. Obviously, the league woud need the revenues to pay the players. If they are loaned out, then the teams would need to offer a transfer price for the player, likely at the player's salary. If that's the case, then the richer teams will still be able to outbid the poorer teams, leaving us no better off than we are now.
The purpose of the initial idea is to have a system where the league can mandate a salary cap without doing it via the CBA nor with it being collusion. The only way it can happen is if there is only one corporate entity.
Well they can loan players at a % of revenues. They can put Forsberg's value at 10% of revenues (or highest bidder in % of revenues). They'd get something like $12M from the Rags for Forsberg or they'd get $6M from Calgary. Both teams would have 90% of their revenues left for other players.
They can also put a "maximum lease ammount". The main problem with this solution is that teams don't have the rights for players and as such the NHL needs to develop all players, etc...
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