Mirtle: NHLPA’s hard-liners hint at decertification after latest offer rejected
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11-22-2012, 09:34 AM
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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.
Epsilon, explain to me why the owners pay these mediocre guys money in today's market but won't in a decertified market?
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