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10-17-2012, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by MsWoof View Post
I don't understand this proposal at all. It's like the owners are trying to punish themselves!
Precisely what I don't understand.

Originally Posted by GKJ View Post
It's just leveling the playing field for small market teams. How else are the Coyotes supposed to sign free agents?
Originally Posted by Cheesesteak Invictus View Post
Here's my rub with it:

These contracts were signed and approved by the NHL years ago. If the NHL had a problem with them, they should have put their foot down back then. While they eventually did on the Kovalchuk deal. Carter, Richards, Pronger... All of these deals were done before then.

I would argue that this is a bit like double jeopardy.

or (for you Boardwalk Empire fans) would be like punishing someone for selling alcohol 10 years before Congress passed Prohibition.

We're punishing teams for "breaking the law" before it was a law.

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