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12-24-2012, 12:19 PM
Gump Hasek
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Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
The owners can offer whatever they want but they need someone that will work for what they're willing to pay; that's done solely by the employee.
Not really; the owners can find other players and stage competitive games. The players conversely can't find 30 other NHL-quality teams to employ them. The players can't find similar compensation elsewhere. The teams in Europe largely have difficulty just paying the insurance premiums to cover the salaries that "name" NHL players receive, let alone offer a competitive employment package.

NHL Owners - own the business and set the terms
NHL Players - employee/contractors that must eventually take what is offered or seek employment elsewhere - essentially grunts and nothing else

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