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01-06-2004, 02:32 PM
Join Date: Jun 2002
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And don't tell me that it is the 'market' that sets salaries at the moment because that is just a bunch of crap spread by sports journalists and hockey players who should be ashamed of themselves for writing and talking about things that they have no understandinf of. The 'market' has never been in operation in the NHL or any other professional sports league that I am aware. The market is when you can go anywhere you want and work for whatever you can get whenever you want to do so. That is the market. A sport's league is a controlled environment defined by a bargaining unit - not a market - and how it is controlled at the moment is not very well. And that would appear to be a problem for a lot of teams. This is a long discussion and has been had here and a lot of other places and it is possible for people of good will to disagree on a number of points but please do not call what we have a 'market' since that just misleads people into thinking that putting a different set of controls on the current environment somehow smacks of socialism, atheism or some other 'ism' that is bound to lead to the collapse of the free (market) world as we know it and that is absolutely untrue.
Sorry, you caught me in a bad moment.
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