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10-09-2003, 09:50 PM
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Non-salary compensation items

What can the owners offer players in addition to salary?

I'm thinking that the players are already making pretty good money, and some of them even concede the point.

Therefore, what they might also find attractive are improvements to their working conditions.

I'm thinking: fewer games; shorter exhibition schedule.

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Fewer games would result in a better product, as well, as players would have more time to rest and practice, as well as less travel.

But, alas, less games = less revenue.

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Fewer games won't happen... as Trottier said, it means less money.

The most powerful thing that the owners have to offer the players is the age of unrestricted free agency.

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One thing i always hear the players complain about is they have no input into the rules changes. Why cant each teams rep have input about the rule changes.
I would say 90% of the players want a no touch icing. But they voices are silent when to comes to making changes to the games


I'm not saying the leauge should always do what they want, but atleast listen to them. I'm sorry your average joe GM is clueless when it comes to actually playing the game at this level.

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One thing i always hear the players complain about is they have no input into the rules changes. Why cant each teams rep have input about the rule changes.
I would say 90% of the players want a no touch icing. But they voices are silent when to comes to making changes to the games


I'm not saying the leauge should always do what they want, but atleast listen to them. I'm sorry your average joe GM is clueless when it comes to actually playing the game at this level.
Clarke,Rutherford,Milbury,Taylor,McPhee,Risebrough ,Sather,Lowe,O'connell,Dudley,Sutter,Wilson,Gainey off the top of my head that's about half the GMs who had relatively long NHL careers....probably a handful of others who either had a cup of coffee in the pros or played pretty high level hockey

I'm just kind of curious....anyone know how many of the league's GMs haven't played hockey at at least a 'pretty high' level? (major junior, NCAA etc)?

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In some European countries, housing, private schooling, and an automobile are provided. People in the front office make all the arrangements. It's not such an ordeal to be traded or to sign with a new team.

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I'm just kind of curious....anyone know how many of the league's GMs haven't played hockey at at least a 'pretty high' level? (major junior, NCAA etc)?
Played in NHL - Patrick, Clarke, Rutherford, Milbury, Taylor, McPhee, Pleau, Regier, Holland, Waddell, Risebrough, Sather, Lowe, O'Connell, Murray, Dudley, Sutter, Wilson, Gainey
Played in minors - Poile, Burke, Barnett, Muckler, Ferguson
No pro experience - Lacroix, Smith, Armstrong, Feaster, MacLean, Lamoriello

Of the guys who didn't play pro, I know MacLean played junior and Lamoriello played in the NCAA; not sure about the other four. Armstrong's dad was an NHL linesman, though. If you figured out the average talent level of all of these guys when they were players, I'd say the "average Joe GM" was probably a better player than most of the guys he has playing for him.

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