Free Agency IV (The Mattieuw Purrettu Super Sized Edition)
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07-20-2012, 11:56 AM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Berzerkeley, CA
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I think parity being a goal is a claim that's put in place to make fans of small market teams feel good about themselves.
I think it's a totally empty one
as long as the revenue gap continues to be as large as it is without being addressed somehow (and if they really do up revenue sharing this time through that'll help, probably significantly). You'll never have parity as long as you've got teams losing money while spending the bare minimum.
Agreed on term limits. Maybe put extra measures in place for retirement issues (when the cap hit applies and when not etc.) and adjust the limits for frontloading/backloading in conjunction with that, but if both sides want to commit heavily to each other might as well let them.
You may well be right. Maybe I'm just wishing that the NYRs and Flyers of the league would get a bit of a smack-down. On the other hand, Minny won the Parise and Suter sweeps, so clearly not all small market teams are struggling to compete. As I said, interesting few months ahead.
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