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11-16-2012, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Old Navy Goat View Post
The irreplaceable skillset is strictly limited to the upper echelon players. There's plenty of other guys out there that can step in and replace your 3rd and 4th liners. If there was another football strike and they went the replacement route, except for the QBs and a couple elite running backs you would hardly see the difference in the game.

Watch an AHL game with guys primarily on AHL-only contracts. The skill and ability level just isn't the same.

Sure, you COULD fill up all 30 NHL teams with lower skill level players, but the product is going to suffer, and people aren't going to pay the same prices to watch that.

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