Lockout IV: One likes to believe in the freedom of hockey (Moderated: see post #2)
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12-15-2012, 12:50 PM
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How would players be worse off in a freer market? They were getting 74% of revenues in the freer market of the early 2000s.
Getting rid of the cap and getting their percentage back up there makes the court fight well worthwhile.
It was a freer market, but not a free market. Thats entirely different. No minimum number of players, no minimum salary, the ability to lay off a player paying them one weeks severance per year of service.
Why not a longer season? Play 200 games, year round.
Everything is up in the air, the only comparison we have is pretty much 50's hockey, and if you think the players made out better then ...... Although agreed it would never go back to that level.
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