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10-17-2012, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
But the market has been able to use various methods to circumvent the intended rules. Lowering the avg. cap hit by adding fake years at the end....burying players in the minors...etc. If the loopholes are closed do you still believe teams would continue to offer absurd terms to players knowing they could be on the hook for years to come?
The intended rules were to increase parity in the league. By removing Redden from the Rangers, all teams had a chance to acquire him on waivers. No one wanted him. We have a great level of parity right now other than the poorest of the poor (who are generally poor for reasons of no fault to anyone but them).

If the current loopholes are closed, more will be found. Perhaps the value of non-star players drops SIGNIFICANTLY in order to pay the stars more. Then how fair would that be? Teams will do what it takes to get the players that they need. There are always loopholes to be exploited.

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