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11-23-2012, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by raab View Post
I'm with you on this Replacement, The NHL is a league and should be able to set its own procedures which all the clubs would have to follow in order to be apart of the league. It'd be funny if the players decertify then the owners all decide that they will no longer have guaranteed contracts and will be paid on incentive based contracts. I think the owners could really stick it to the players if they decertify. But theres no precedence for it here in Canada so it would be hard to say what would happen.
The owners could condition any contract in any way shape or form.

Incentives, non-guaranteed, player bonuses, community involvment clauses, and on and on..but how much leverage would they have in competing for the best players in the world when there is market scarcity?

almost zero

The big fish contacts would be extensively one-sided towards the players

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