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11-13-2012, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Hanklite View Post
Then why not just eliminate them altogether? Why even have that option? What is the value to the league, the team and the fans?

The only entity that benefits is the Player himself.

Because the current NHL proposed method forces a third contract into the mix when there's no legitimate reason for players to concede that point. There are plenty of salary restraints in the system already, as a whole. You shouldn't have to mandate it down to the level of every single player. That's why you have GMs-- to assess and valuate talent properly.

The ones who consistently fail shouldn't be rewarded by restricting player options unduly.

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