STL Post Dispatch: Blues [players] get economics lesson
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11-19-2003, 05:01 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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There are real life examples of teams spending money to help propel their team to the elite status (Dallas did it with Hull and Belfour, Colorado did it by trading for Roy, requiring a contract extension, etc.). I could go into all of those, but I don't have to. You're the one arguing that richer teams don't have an advantage. Why don't you prove your case, and shoot down my example.
I thought that only rich teams could become elite by spending money? Funny how the two teams that you mention above did those actions while playing in outdated arenas.
I disagree with saying that Colorado spent money when they traded for Roy. They might have signed him to a contract extension but they also shipped out players like Chris Simon to pay for it.
An easy situation might be to tell me what teams can't become elite in the NHL. If we're trying to save someone, let's just figure out who we have to save.
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