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11-22-2012, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by HockeyCrazed101 View Post
From what I can gather, decertification gives the players more leverage than what they have now, but it also gives the owners more power than they currently have should the owners wish to exercise that power to the fullest.
What it does is gives massive power to the top players over the owners, and massive power to the owners over the replacement-level players on the bottom lines. It's a really simple application of supply/demand theory. Decertification will lead to income disparity between classes of players at the NHL level that is far more similar to what exists in American society as a whole than how the league is currently set up. A huge majority of players in the NHL make artificially high salaries while a small but important minority of top players have their salaries massively depressed under the current CBA model.

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