twist - unlimited dual arbitration

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  1. Brent Burns Beard

    Brent Burns Beard DontTouchMyDonskoi!

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    i think arbitration should be available to both parties at any time. a team can take an overpaid player to arbitration mid season or mid contract if they want. if the team wins, they win an immediate change in contract but the player has the right to walk away from the award, take a 75% buyout of the newly arbitrated award or sign the deal for his choice of a 1, 2 or 3 year extension.

    if a player wins his abritration case, he wins an immediate change in contract. the team has the right to walk away from any arbitration. the teams can be awarded a compensation pick in the entry draft based on some logical model.

    well, of course the big markets would steal everyone's players, but you player haters would never see an overpaid player again. even so, im sure if you remove the mid contract/season component and just go with this based on when contracts expire. would it be fair to let any party choose arbitration unlimited amount of times ?

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    Sure, and why not monthly free agency while we're at it?
     
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    No.

    Off season is the appropriate time for contract negotiations. The season should be about the hockey.
     
  4. Brent Burns Beard

    Brent Burns Beard DontTouchMyDonskoi!

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    yes, that was a bit silly, but once in a while we dont have to be serious.

    off season, end of contract .. open and unlimited arbitration for all parties.

    why not ?

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    Brent Burns Beard DontTouchMyDonskoi!

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    and for you Mr Racki

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    yes, that was a bit silly, but once in a while we dont have to be serious.

    off season, end of contract .. open and unlimited arbitration for all parties.

    why not ?

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  6. Hockey_Nut99

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    Players would never go for this. They just sign the big contracts and then slack off. When it comes time to sign a new contract they try their buts off. Having unlimited arbitration would mean giving a player his true value instead of a player getting overpaid.
     
  7. Wow, agreeing with DR (in principle) and BR (on the practical) in the same thread. I think that is a sign of the forth coming apocalypse.

    I like the idea, but agree it has to be done in the off season. The season should be about the product on the ice, not the shenanigans that take place off the ice with contracts. That's part of what is hurting the game right now. The only way a player gets really known these days is by what is happening off the ice. When was the last time a player got the attention for his brilliance on the ice?
     
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    Talk about making a complicated and confusing system even more complicated and confusing.
     
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    What team would ever take a player to arbitration if it meant the player could immediately walk away, take the team's money with him, and be a free agent? What player would ever agree to the arbitrated award, when he could get paid 75% of that amount and then go wherever he wants?
     
  10. None. That's the point. Its mutually assured destruction. I like it. Couple it with a drop dead date for contracts and you have a system that would curb inflation and bring the possibility of a soft cap with big penalties into play.
     
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