Thread: The Lockout
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10-09-2012, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by RedWings19405 View Post
Wow nice over-reaction there buddy. I have trouble with both sides, I do lean more toward the owners but calm down.

Also would do better to list someone that doesn't hover at the forced cap floor as your owner. Probably not the best example even if he is a terrible owner. He does in fact have to sign players to well over market value just to reach the cap floor. He is forced to by rule.
Not true.
With some planning, you shouldn't have to knowingly pay anyone more than what they are worth.

Nobody is forced to pay Kopecky $4M. But if you don't plan and you $10 mill under and you need to sign two guys and there is nobody good left...

Even then,.. You could trade fro someone's 'bad' contract, like they did with Brian Campbell.

The one thing the owners are forced to do is, in cases where teams are really broke, they're forced to spend a up to the salary floor and lose money.

Maybe nobody is overpaid... but as a whole, the floor does make owners lose money.

But that's part of the price of parity.

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