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12-20-2012, 06:34 PM
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Karmanos was a small market owner that triggered one of the offer sheets that blew the lid off salaries. The other one of course was NYR's offer to Sakic. What do you call Jacobs offer sheet to Marty Lapointe when he was with Detroit?
See, it's really difficult to blame the players when it was the owners' sometimes petty personal disputes that drove some of this stuff. There was pressure as well, pressure to keep their stars and to become or remain competitive.
I don't think that happens when talent is abundant.
It always happens to a degree, but you are right if there isn't sufficient supply of high quality players the price for that commodity rises.
However this problem is on the owners as well, they opted for expansion dollars with little regard to the fact that the demand for top quality players was far beyond the supply.
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