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12-16-2012, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by waffledave View Post
So do you believe that in a market value system, a guy like Prust is going to walk away with more than $10 million after 4 years (what he's getting under a CBA system)?

Remember, for it to be better, he needs to be guaranteed to walk away with more. Without getting a guaranteed contract.

Do you really think this will happen? I don't, simple as that. Look at the NFL.
Regarding the NFL, the trade-off in that league for not guaranteeing contracts appears to be huge signing bonuses. If that's how teams in a decertified league choose to bid for talent, so be it. Either way, players are more likely to get paid at market value over the course of their career than if they continue to negotiate CBA's against owners who will always have more leverage than the union.

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