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10-29-2012, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by dave babych returns View Post
Furthermore, for team owners to not "spend themselves into a hole" there would have to be collusion (ie. teams would have to get together and decide to place limitations on the free agent marketplace that don't exist within the CBA), in which case Donald Fehr would be going to town on the league in a courtroom somewhere right now.
A team being budget conscious and spending their money wisely is not collusion, it's running their business well. You know, what people usually have to do for their business to make money.

It's also inaccurate to describe the owners as having to pay that money no matter what. If the overall share of the players portion fell short because teams weren't spending, teams with the bigger payrolls would pick up the lions share of the tab.

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