Who's side are you on if you were forced to pick sides? The owners? ... or the NHLPA?
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10-20-2012, 10:35 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canberra, Australia
As a fan, I hope they get rid of cap-circumventing contracts like the Kovalchuk deal. I think there should be no bonus payments or whatever, just pay the players the same every year.
However, I don't see this happening. It doesn't benefit the owners. And it doesn't benefit the players. All these cap-circumventing contracts do is transfer money from average players to star players, so it's zero sum to the owners and players.
Getting rid of cap-circumventing contracts should also help players older than 35. If the cap is equal to the salary is equal to the average salary, players 35+ will be able to retire whenever they want and just forego salary without cheating the system. The current system discriminates against older players, who have a harder time getting 2, 3, and 4 year contracts beyond the concerns from biology.
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