When will this lockout end? (all lockout talk here)
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10-03-2012, 12:14 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Originally Posted by
I am the Liquor
To a degree what you are saying is true, but players cannot sign for more than what they are offered.
The owners are responsible for the salary escalation. Maybe not all of them directly. But it only takes a few rotten apples to spoil the barrel.
If two or three teams offer the Bobby Holik's of the world 9mill, then like a pebble thrown in the pond, the waves spread out and soon guys are comparing themselves to Bobby Holik and want to know where their 9mill is.
The cap was implemented to help save the owners from themselves. Problem seems to be they had to entice the players with an unsustainable revenue percentage in order to get them to capitulate to the cap.
Now that the owners won that battle, they are setting their sights on adjusting the revenue %.
The players are just along for the ride. They can either accept what the owners are offering, or lose money until they accept what the owners are offering.
Or they could look for jobs at Safeway.
And as you so clearly stated - the owners can't be trusted to deal amongst themselves when it comes to offering contracts and have created the massive gulf between those that have and those that give contracts that they can't afford.
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