Arthur: Gap between NHL and NHLPA is "crack is the sidewalk".
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12-10-2012, 03:08 PM
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Do you really not understand? Or are you pretending?
If I'm a superstar I'll take 5 Years $50M. Now, maybe if I have the chance for an 8 year deal, I'll take 8 Years at $8.5M a year. That $1.5M goes to someone else.
Do that 3 or 4 times on a team. That's 3 or players who go from being $2M to minimum wage players.
Get the picture yet?
The other side is this. If Crosby is only worth 5 Years $60, doesn't that make it harder for a medium to good player to get any kind of security in his contract?
Everyone else is going to slot in lower.
Less money. Less security for the middle class.
Just about everything operative you said in this post is an assumption that doesn't really have a basis (?) and contradicts what basic free market economics suggests would happen: that everyone in the league would suffer a pro rata portion of the loss. Just because you say GMs would suddenly overpay superstars until there's no money left to pay anyone else doesn't mean they all have to go along and shoot themselves in the foot. It didn't happen when the cap was $39M, it won't happen now.
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