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10-19-2012, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by DutchShamrock View Post
Are contracts guaranteed? When Yashin didn't play a year, he got zero dollars AND owed the sens another year. The league expects the players to hold up their end. If a player took off 12% of the games no one on their right mind would think he deserves 100% of the money.

Legal or not, the players want the full value of these deals. It's what makes them comfortable giving up every single other demand. Everyone needs some kind of "win". Some way to maintain some dignity. It's not about millionaires, it's about human nature.
What percent of games has Redden "taken off"? Gomez? Drury? Heck Marion Gaborik? There's no way to quantify that. Players get injured... Underperform. Sometimes drastically. Owners aren't getting full fair value on those contracts right?

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