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 Posted: Thu Sep 12th, 2019 07:55 pm
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Angelic Assassin wrote: lobo316 wrote: Angelic Assassin wrote: lobo316 wrote: I like free agency in sports - it's salary caps I don't like.A team can't sign free agents  or trade for a player if the deal puts them over the cap.
They can in the off season, can they not, as long as they are cap compliant by the start of the season. In hockey anyways this is the case.
Baseball has the luxury tax, no, so the cap is superfluous for the big market teams where everybody wants to go anyways.
The whole basketball salary structure is a nightmare that is circumvented creatively by many teams.
Football is where it seems to really impact teams.
I like salary caps as they are better than the older systems like in hockey where if you were born in a certain are you technically belonged to a team for life. Made for some power house Montreal Canadiens teams.
And at least salary caps make for a semblance of parity and teams not having yo constantly relocate or fold.The Montreal Expos might still exist were it not for the stupidly escalating salaries in baseball.Mind you their ownership sucked as well.


I take the opposing view on salary caps. Take the Leafs, for example.Just when they have become respectable, they will soon have to dismantle  their team.Mitch Marner wants Auston Matthews money. If the Leafs cave in to his salary demands, they will soon have to trade one of them for prospects or cheaper players just to make the cap.My guess is they'll trade Matthews, since he's American.

Josh Morrissey just signed a team friendly contract with the Winnipeg Jets.Maybe if fags on ice weren't so selfish and unrealistic in their demands teams wouldn't have to be dismantled. These guys are just playing hockey after all.
The players association and the owners both have a hand in it also.Players association given way to much power and seem intent on bankrupting teams.Owners not smart enough to say fuck you to unrealistic contracts because the bottom line is win at all costs.


In my opinion most guys who sign team friendly contracts are morons. Very few teams show any kind of courtesy or treat players friendly when it comes time to cut or trade players often with little or no warning. The shelf life of 99% of athletes is extremely short and there is no reason why they shouldn't chase every dollar that they can.



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