STL Post Dispatch: Blues [players] get economics lesson
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11-18-2003, 09:21 AM
Join Date: Sep 2003
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I have stated that I want to give more teams the opportunity to reach elite status. This means that any team in the NHL has the opportunity to reach the elite level. It does not mean there will be more elite teams in the NHL at any given time, it just means that every team has an equal opportunity to get to that elite status.
How will the Oilers be able to get 9 or 10 good players like the Avalanche have right now? How will any team manage it?
You are redefining elite to 7 or 8 good players. Otherwise, it is no fair. Any team that gets nine or ten good players gets rich and can afford them! Oh, boo-hoo. We can't have that.
The next generation of elite teams will apparently include the huge markets of Vancouver, Ottawa and Tampa. They might end up with 9 or ten good players, too.
Make Colorado lose 2 players and it gives the Oilers a better chance to end up with a healthy seven players. Wouldn't that make you sick? That some version of the team they have right now could push a banner up into the rafters next to the Gretzky-Messier banners?
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