free-agency period will be delayed?
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05-27-2006, 07:25 PM
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Chambly QC
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The NHL had their thinking caps on when they rigged the cap and the escrow account. To counteract the raise in salary that free agents get from measuring their value to those of top earners, they've also put the current top earners in competition with the free agents. The current top earners don't want to see the cap go up, because that could mean more salary money on the books, and if they don't hit revenue marks at 54% or above, THEY get a cut in salary because of these new guys making money.
It's absolutely brilliant. Make the players decide themselves the risk/reward factor.
I can almost see Howie Mandel saying "Deal, or No Deal?"
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