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09-27-2012, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Jimmy D may have given Fehr some leverage with his comments from last week. All Fehr needs is to get George Nicolau and find the NHL guilty of collusion.
I am not sold on the collusion thing in this case...

...the owners would not loose a cent and the players would not gain a cent if RFA would have been signed more often.

If a judge/arbitrator gets this issue infront of him, he asks himself "why" the GMs would collude? And the answer is basically that it would disturb their work. Then it's pretty close for the arbitrator to ask, if this disturb the GMs work, why should he assume that the owners are colluding and not just taking the easy road?

In this case an unwritten rule isn't enough. But like a secret agreement would.

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