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11-13-2012, 02:35 PM
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Leafsman
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Originally Posted by GoodHockey View Post
There are labour laws that prevent a company from 'owning the rights to workers'. Major League Baseball was granted an exemption to those laws, so that they could maintain a league that developed players under one team. But they were required to negotiate a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the players' union in exchange for the exepmtion. This happened back in the 1970s, lead by Curt Flood, who refused to be traded, and ultimately became the first free agent.
Well that's a pretty damn good explanation to what labour laws.

How does that relate to hockey? Same exemption? What about RFA status, does that not play a role?

Thanks for the info, I was fully unaware! Kodos!

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