Where the NHL Stashes Its Mistakes

Discussion in 'Fugu's Business of Hockey Forum' started by OthmarAmmann, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. OthmarAmmann

    OthmarAmmann Omnishambles

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    One of today's Editor's Picks in the Wall Street Journal

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...4700332602230.html?mod=WSJ_hps_editorsPicks_3
     
  2. BadHammy*

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    You're just looking at it all wrong. Some of these AHL guys have never even seen an Ipad before:laugh:
     
  3. ThrasherMinion

    ThrasherMinion Just Chucky

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    Daly says it "bears watching" His code words for "move along, nothing to see here." Agree?

    Let's see, where have we heard that before? Oh ya, his comments on Winnipeg radio that the Atlanta situation may "bear watching" Same definition....move along, nothing to see here.

    Or maybe he likes watching bears. Or watching bare bears...:badidea:

    If the wealthy teams can afford it, prop up the Minors with brand name players. Who does it really hurt?
     
  4. Gump Hasek

    Gump Hasek Spleen Merchant

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    I was sure this thread was going to be about Phoenix, based upon the thread title. Whoops!
     
  5. Dado

    Dado Guest

    That's what he said prior to killing Kovalchuk's deal. I'm quite sure the NHL is watching this "carefully".
     
  6. CBJ goalie

    CBJ goalie Registered User

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    I'm torn on this issue: do you feel for the player because he's been shoved down onto the farm team? Or do you say 'tough, he's still making millions more than I ever will'?

    Like any other line of work, you've got to produce to prove your worth.

    But these guys are fortunate that their contracts are honored, and they're still doing what the love, just not on the big state.
    I know I don't have the luxury of still getting paid if I was ever 'sent down'.

    And I don't think there's anyting the NHL can really do here - if a player doesn't live up to his contract, why should he be forced to stay on the team? Just makes things worse.
    And you can't force other teams to take them - I think the system they have now is fine - buyout for a % (but it goes against the cap), send him down or the player walks away.
     
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    macavoy Registered User

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    Pretty good on Redden & Commodore etc... They don't have to share their wealth but its nice to see them put some incentives up for the young guys.

    Winning an ipad is a pretty big thing when you only make $37k a year.
     
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    What the hell is there to feel for? I can't even comprehend a reason.
     
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    Blue Dragon Registered User

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    I don't feel for the players in the slightest. They could have refused to report and had their contracts torn up, and they're still getting very handsomely compensated to play hockey.
     
  10. LeBlondeDemon10

    LeBlondeDemon10 BlindLemon Haystacks

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    I can think of worse occupations. But its all a matter of perspective.
     
  11. saskganesh

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    Keep in mind Daley is really speaking on the BoG perspective, not a player/NHLPA one.
     
  12. therealkoho

    therealkoho Gary says it's A-OK

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    guarenteed contracts are definitely going to be going the way of the dinosaur, in the next CBA, the trade off is of course the salary cap
     
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    LadyStanley RIP Fugu

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    Mod note - please keep this discussion focused on the issue of large contracts in the AHL (or assigned to Europe).

    If you want to discuss changes to the upcoming CBA, please discuss in this thread: http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=798214
     

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