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Why doesnt hockey allow transfer fees for players?

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04-22-2010, 05:57 PM
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Why doesnt hockey allow transfer fees for players?

Thinking about that today. Its a big part of soccer and I think it should be allowed in hockey. Teams like MTL, NYR, Philly, TOR can never "officially" be in a full reconstruction mode, which means we can never really draft that superstar. not to mention, teams are locking up those core young players to long term contracts. We are then left with signing and drafting 2nd tier players yet we contribute to most of the revenues. Every year we need to make the playoffs because its unacceptable to the fanbase to miss them. So what happens? We lose in the 1st round, sure we might make it to the 2nd, then what? Struggle to make it to the playoffs next year. Then draft 15th. Its a vicious cycle. So why no transfer fees? Why cant we buy a player from a struggling franchise?

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There's over 9000 teams in Europe and only about 5 of them could even think of winning the Champion's League; I don't know for you, but that doesn't sound like a healthy system to me.

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i like the idea of pimping players

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goodbye parity.

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goodbye parity.
really? I think the salary cap would still prevent you from loading up your club. You cant have a OVY-Crosby-Kovalchuk line in your team because of the cap. You could also limit the amounts of transfers. Like if you buy a player, you cant buy another player for X amount of years. So if your lets say Tampa and you know you are going to draft Stamkos, you can shop Vinny around for some cash. That would help your financial woes and Vinny could land in a big market.

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Seems like a decent idea, but it seems like an easy cop out for teams in financial woes, but you do have that clause that you can't buy anymore players for an x number of years. Could work, I doubt it happens.

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The NHL had that. They choose to end it in favor of a cap system where the health of the league is more important that the individual franchise.

The reconstruction mode excuse is ********. Teams like MTL, NYR, TOR are actually the only teams who can actually afford to rebuild if they want to. People will still buy ticket and support an inferior team.

The draft argument is another ******** excuse. How is Atlanta doing ? Columbus ? the Islanders ? and how many other with multiple high picks ?

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The NHL had that. They choose to end it in favor of a cap system where the health of the league is more important that the individual franchise.

The reconstruction mode excuse is ********. Teams like MTL, NYR, TOR are actually the only teams who can actually afford to rebuild if they want to. People will still buy ticket and support an inferior team.

The draft argument is another ******** excuse. How is Atlanta doing ? Columbus ? the Islanders ? and how many other with multiple high picks ?
how are Pitts-Chi-Wash doing? The draft isnt bullet proof but you stack the odds in your favor.

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To keep a rule allowing teams to "buy" players fair and to prevent it from producing the situation we see with European soccer (or in the NHL before), I would be in favor of putting a "cap" on the transfer fees.

For example, to "buy" a player, teams would only be allowed to use a limited amount of money which would be proportionnal to their average attendance, number of merchandise items sold, TV ratings etc.

That way, teams that lack fan support because they're in the bottom of the standings could still get their superstars by drafting in the top 5 for consecutive years. While already popular/successful teams could add much needed pieces to make the club better and reward the support from their deserving fans.

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how are Pitts-Chi-Wash doing? The draft isnt bullet proof but you stack the odds in your favor.
Pittsburgh had multiple top 3 pick, suck for years and almost lost their franchise. Chicago and Washington have built through the draft but some of their star are not top 15 pick. How about all the other teams ? Detroit is doing pretty well without those high pick.

You mention Lecavalier. Under which scenario does Tampa get better : Trade Vinny to MTL for x millions dollar or trade Vinny to MTL for x first round pick.

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