Lockout IV: One likes to believe in the freedom of hockey (Moderated: see post #2)
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12-11-2012, 04:58 PM
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And I think if the Rangers owners want to pay to their players what they can afford, they should
And if Nashville doesn't want to pay their 3rd liners $4M a year, they should stop offering those contracts.
Once again, it's okay for you if owners benefit from the free market. But not the players.
No, because the Rangers paying their players whatever they want hurts the ability of smaller franchises to ice a competitive team, thereby causing them to lose revenue.
The NHL is a single business operating 30 franchises. What is good for the smaller franchises must be considered in the equation.
The owners (the NHL) offers prices at what the market will bear in any given location (ever see the price of a Big Mac in Paris?).
As partners the owners have banded together to control labor costs and the NHLPA has willingly agreed to this arrangement.
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