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10-27-2012, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Freudian View Post
The owners and GMs are trying to compete with other owners and GMs. Suter and Parise made as much money as they did because they were the best FAs this summer. They didn't make 10% extra because owners were calculating on salaries being reduced.

Player demands and agents are as much driving force for inflation as the owners are.

Some of these complaints are bizarre. Kovalchuk insisting he should be a $100M man in the summer of 2011 and having no problem with betraying the very idea of a salary cap when he signed a circumvention contract but if he lose a few percent of his mammoth salary he threatens to go back to Russia.
This is true. It's important to find the root of the problem to find out why we are where we are. A poster mentioned the 5% escalator the players have been utilizing to drive salaries up. I think that's a good start.

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