2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part X: Is There Any Hope? Edition
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01-01-2013, 05:50 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Originally Posted by
Bleed Ranger Blue
How is competitive balance not in the best interests of the NHL as a whole? Large market teams having to make cuts - other teams able to pick up noteworthy players in a diluted market?
Well that's the point, it's not just the Rangers, it's a lot of the large market teams.
The cap in general creates competitive balance. Having 10 teams or so have to strip down or go with holes because they can't afford to properly fill out their rosters isn't good.
As for the "get out of jail free" stuff? I want to have a system in place that doesnt give Glen Sather the ability to make a questionable decision at all. A meeting that ends with "...yea and we can send him to the minors if it doesnt work out" usually winds up with a Scott Gomez or Wade Redden on your roster.
Owners will never stop making bad signings because it's a system where they have to take risks to outbid each other and that should be encouraged, not discouraged.
Obviously the bidding system encourages more bad signings if they get do-overs, but I still think it is better than being stuck with a bad deal.
NFL's got the perfect system.
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