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11-12-2012, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
Weber was in play too, albeit not quite the UFA but he got an UFA price.
See my edit

No, you didn't. You took a basic tenet of business management and tried to obfuscate with layers of irrelevant emotion-based 'arguments'. "We don't want our team to be a feeder to the big clubs, so let's screw up the league's economics some more."
The idea that 'you have to spend money to make money' is not emotion-based... in fact, it's kind of a basic tenet of business management unto itself.

Likewise, 'we don't want our team to be a feeder for the rest of the league' isn't emotion-based either. Look at revenues for struggling organizations that have failed to retain their homegrown talent and struggle to attract talent from the outside. It's not a pretty place to be, business-wise, when you're basically depending on luck of the draw to grab young stars and hope they can give you a few years of good service before bolting. Fans won't put up with that for long, networks have no interest in promoting the product and next thing you know, you've got a generational revenue problem.

Gotta fix it somewhere. Is the CBA not the logical place to address that type of global, league-wide issue?

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