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Kings re-sign Jarret Stoll for 3 years, 9.75 million (3.25m cap hit)

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06-27-2012, 08:35 PM
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Very well said.

I love hockey, but sadly outside of the strong northern markets like Philly, Detroit, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Minnesota the sport struggles to be taken seriously in the USA.

And the salary situation continues to get uglier and uglier with each signing.

Dennis Wideman now joins Jones, Stoll, Stuart, Jackman etc. in this grossly overpaid club, this one far worse than the others, just imagine what 7/1 is going to look like. Go look at what these guys signed for compared to what star players (not superstars, but stars) were signing for in the summers after the lockout. I realize there is inflation involved, but not at the level we are seeing.

If Wideman is worth 5.25, Suter is worth 8+
if Stoll is worth 3.25, what is Mike Fisher worth next summer at this rate, 5-6?
If Jackman gets 3.1 what does Scuderi get?

I know a lot of people didn't like how much Doughty got, but be thankful it was last summer and not this summer. Coming off this playoffs and with what others are getting Drew and his agent are probably in the 8 neighborhood.

They really mangled this thing badly. I hope the league has new lawyers and experts for this round of negotiations.

I hope both parties realize what a joke the league is going to be considered if they miss games. But they can't be in the same universe right now if the NHLPA wants to keep the status quo.
It's insane how far out to lunch the NHLPA has become when you consider the NFL players union is guaranteed less than half of the revenue share. That's arguably the biggest sporting league in the entire world.

July 1st is going to be a gong show, especially with these reports out of Minnesota of a 9+ per offer to Zach Parise. It's a total joke.

There is so much rhetoric thrown about regarding Gary Bettman that it has almost become disingenuous to even criticize him. But the man has no idea what he's doing. He botched the ESPN relationship, he botched the last CBA, the "player safety" department is a total joke. The guy sneers at the idea of putting a Winter Classic in a sun belt city, but fights tooth and nail to keep the Coyotes in Phoenix. He's a complete mess.

The league needs new leadership and a new direction. A CBA may get signed in time to salvage a percentage of 12/13, but we'll continue to go through this BS every decade or so until the league has all but folded.

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It's insane how far out to lunch the NHLPA has become when you consider the NFL players union is guaranteed less than half of the revenue share. That's arguably the biggest sporting league in the entire world.
and that is why the % is lowest. The larger any business entity grows the less % it has to spend on labor.

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