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12-07-2012, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by robwrx04 View Post
I'm as libertarian/free market as you can get, but the problem with this situation is, the NHL is pretty much a monopoly. Players can't just decide to play in another league if they don't like their checks. Yeah they can go to Russia/Europe, but most would rather play in the NHL, even for less money.

I hate unions, I believe the best union is no union. But when there are no other alternatives that are readily available, then without a union, players would be taken advantage of.
Socialism works in sports because they are fictions. So things that don't work in the real world do work in, ya know, games.

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