NHL Lockout XXVIII: Don't worry about the lockout. Let me worry about blank.
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12-13-2012, 11:44 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
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The bolded is just being naive.
In a system which is in essence, a competition, GM's, Owners and teams will do what they can to find any type of competitive advantage, ESPECIALLY if that advantage, can lead to more money.
All it takes is 1 guy to sign a 6 year deal, before agents and gms keep going round til they either get a 6 or 7 year deal
If you eliminate backdiving, what in principle is the problem with 7 year deals. If a GM signs Scott Gomez to an exorbitant 7 year deal then they suffer competitively which is the way most businesses work. The well run ones do better than the poorly run ones. With a hard cap of 50% of revenues the players' share is alwasy fixed. It doesn't seem unfair that teams with a good GM should have an advantage over teams with a poor GM.
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