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10-27-2012, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Sydor25 View Post
Personally? I think he is one of the biggest hypocrites out there. He was complaining about those huge, long term deal and then turns around and signs 2 of the worst ones.

Doesn't mean that the players shouldn't have seen the % of HRR for the players going down. Wasn't there a season where they lost 12% of their contracts to escrow? Where was the player outrage then? Why wasn't there a groundswell of support to make their contracts "whole"?

In fact, there was a lot of grumbling over the escrow structure. I don't recall all the details, but apparently Saskin made an agreement with the NHL as a side letter to the CBA in how that would be implemented. I think that along with the failure to use the escalator, among other things, led to his removal.

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