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12-03-2012, 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by damacles1156 View Post
The Owners don't set player value.... The Market, Agent, Player, CBA does.

Would the NHLPA like to move to non guaranteed contracts like the NFL ? I bet the owners would give up the whole 50/50 for just that one concession.

So lets also stop acting like the players got railed last time. In the grand scheme of things, the players gave up very little.
1. Yes that's where the issue lies, you have markets like PHI, NY where dumb GMs like Glen Sather just throw money around like it's Christmas every offseason (Holik, Gomez, Drury, Redden, Kasparaitis...) and markets like CLB, NSH who can't compete (sign their own UFA, RFAs) because they new market don't generate enough revenue to pay their players value because their value is inflated heavily by the potential over-payments they could get from guys like Holmgren, Sather...
Then there are the agents who want their part of the pie (6%+) of players contracts and would like to see a non cap league because of personal greed (more $). They couldn't care less about the health of the league.

2. Non guaranteed contracts...oh boy, the 2/3 of players and the agents would be on suicide watch.

3. 57%+cap inflator, they made out quite fine to say the least.

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