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12-06-2012, 12:58 PM
dave babych returns
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To the folks who say teams should not sign long term deals if they don't want them on their books, the trouble is that these negotiations occur in a marketplace and if Team A does not want long term contracts on their books ant Team B will give players the same money at double the term, Team A is at a significant disadvantage.

The nature of being a GM (ice a competitive team or you're fired) means that the temptation is to make moves that make your team better now even if they are at the expense of your ability to compete in the future.

It is and will always be this way if the CBA allows it, since teams cannot mutually agree upon any standards for contracts outside of the CBA (that's collusion).

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