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07-22-2013, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr Gonzo View Post
That's the thing, I never stated that one strategy is better than the other.

I have examples of very successful teams that follow this strategy.

I have no examples of a very successful team employing the "bridge contract for everyone" strategy.

That's why I can't agree that it's 'the way to build a perennial contender'.

Personally I think every contract should be looked at on a player-by-player basis.

An all encompassing policy that doesn't account for talent level is really silly.

It's a great concept, but the application itself gets sketchy when discussing top tier talent. If you **** off your best players by ignoring their talent level and forcing them to adhere to a team policy that's completely unproven, you may end up having much tougher negotiations down the road.

I guess we'll see how the negotiations go this time around, but I wouldn't be surprised if the Subban camp is unwilling to compromise like they did last time around.
You can't ignore all other factors and just focus on this one commonality though...that's a bit disingenuous.

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