Are the big market teams the losers here?
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01-05-2013, 12:59 PM
Conn Smythe Winner
Join Date: Aug 2012
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This would be a valid point if you completely ignore the fact that until 1993 the NFL had no free agency; NFL teams that drafted well built dynasties and players had very little rights. The Packers of the 1960ís, Steelers and Cowboys of the 1970ís, the 49ers and Giants of the 1980ís, and even the Cowboys of the early 1990ís all operated in a system without real free agency.
I mean if you want to get rid of the cap and free agency in the NHL that may work to keep spending down while also allowing teams to build ďdynastiesĒ but thatís going to be a pretty tough sell the PA.
I should also point out that the NFL adopted a cap system a year after the courts awarded NFL players free agency.
And there in lays the rub. The real issue that the "anti-parity" posters have (even if they don't realize it) is with free-agency not the cap. The problem is free-agency isn't going anywhere: The courts have made THAT clear.
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