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11-22-2012, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by kaneone View Post
It's possible that it's something that the rich teams want to force poorer teams to at least try to compete.
Why would they want teams to try and compete? Hockey is a zero-sum game. There are 1,230 games (well, most years), and 1,230 wins up for grabs. The less real competitors the better. Plus you're forcing a handful of teams to participate more in the UFA market, driving up prices. I think it's far more likely that's it's a player-driven function.

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