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  1. Brent Burns Beard

    Brent Burns Beard DontTouchMyDonskoi!

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    if the owners offered no rookie cap within their hard cap proposal, they would probably have a better chance getting the youngsters to cross.

    all they have to say is our NHL offer has more in it than if you stand behind the PA who are selling you short.

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    That wouldn't accomplish anything for the owners...

    That's a crazy thing to say man. No rookie cap, sure, like that wouldn't lead to issues for the league down the line. Again, short term gain for long term problems.

    The 2 main issues for the PA in all this are No Salary Cap and the retention of their guaranteed contracts. Of course, like Burke has said all along, all contracts can be bought out at 2/3 of the remainder of the deal, but given that payment is immediate, and you only have 1/3 of the contract left to replace what you thought was going to be a very important player to your team, that rarely happens.

    I'm kind of thinking, either the NHL should offer a salary cap with guaranteed contracts (same buyout rate) or offer the PA a luxury tax, but with a huge reduction in the buyout rate to only 15 to 20% of the contract.
     
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    With the ability of some Russian teams to pay rookies top dollar, not to mention the prohibitive trandfer fees to be negotiated, you'd think they'd want some way to reward hot rookies like potentially Ovechkin by allowing them Thornton like bonuses to incent them to stay in the NHL. Or wait, thats a problem isnt it, not a solution. Or is it?

    What if all rookies were UFAs, and then after 10 years, one team gets to draft them for the remainder of their career and is the only one allowed to negoitate with them. The opposite of how it is now. Throw the vets underneath the bus so to speak :) Would that be better?
     
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