Owners cannot legally 'control' themselves with contracts
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10-29-2012, 11:51 AM
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Have you seen all the time Nashville took to reach their decision? It was an important decision and they probably didn't make it "because they had the money" but more like they were afraid what it could do their franchise. We are in a CBA negotiation with owners who have just signed incredible deals saying they really could not afford it.
In a better system, with important decisions like these, the commish would approach both teams and act as mediator, maybe even going to Nashville and offering them an out. But not force the issue.
It hurts so much by keeping him. They are a greatly small market for the NHL, they are not rolling in money, no big owners. Weber is not a show-stopper like freakin Sid here. They kept him just so they could keep their team structure, if you will.
It will never be like that, so there's really no point in discussing it. The owner will not have to open his private books to the commish to prove that he has the money.
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