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12-21-2012, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Mayor Bee View Post
I don't blame the players one bit; I blame a system that allowed owners to simply wage economic warfare against each other. That's the type of crap that MLB has seen but refuses to deal with, and it still exists today in the NHL (as the Shea Weber offer sheet bears out).
MLB dealt with it by having the rich teams pay enough money to the poor teams to enable the poor teams to profit even when they inevitably lose their marquee free agent players to said rich teams. In computer-speak, the problem you speak of in MLB isn't a bug, it's a feature, one the rich MLB teams willingly, even happily, go along with. And it's one Fehr would like the NHL to replicate.

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