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09-15-2012, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Chazz Reinhold View Post
At the risk of simplifying this too much, how are the owners going to make money if they let all their talent go because they don't want to pay their contract demands? It's pretty hard to field a competitive team without spending money first.
Suck for a couple of years, acquire top draft picks, rely on young guys on elc's. Keep revolving the door on players that are after too much and cash them in on more youngsters and picks. It would be painfully tedious to lose top talent that is too expensive to re-sign. But at the end of the day If you can't afford to pay the players as much, don't sign them to the contract in the first place. Most teams acquire their loyal players that take paycuts to stick around, reward them with the ice time and don't invest as much into "mercenary" players that don't care what team they play for.

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