Re: a fair working arrangement between the league and players
posted at 8/19/2012 9:33 PM EDT
In Response to Re: a fair working arrangement between the league and players:
JWensink, I cannot agree anymore with the statement if a player does not want to sign a one year contract then he can sign elsewhere. I also agree a player should not be locked into a CBA contract or an individual contract by any entity. That is not in the same spirit of capitalism that makes that owner and individual to do what he or she wishes in an equalitarian society. Reality su@ks! The players have a right to organize a union if one entity is taking advantage of individual rights to work as free laborer, millionaire or not. The issue is "we" don't disagree reality, no person should retrict another to making the most money possible. The Dartmouth College Case in US history established the right of contract but not servitude in my book. A mixed metaphor but all I wish is a "level playing field". In other words the owners have a right to offer a player anything they wish, the skilled player consequently has the right to say no. So you are correct! If it is not just one year then it is questionable as to who is the slave and who is the master. Unions exist because owners do not recognize the fact these skilled entertainment players have the right to make as they wish in line with the intent of the rights of the Constitution of the United States they so enjoy. Simply put, CBAs are not legal in my mind. Libertarian in view! OK, back to reality, the "Prusts" of the world are not greater or lesser than the JJs of the world. I enjoy capitalism, yet I also believe corporations/organizations are not citizens or people. Let us take TT as a example, he is not my hero as he willingly signed the contract with said monetary benefits. He was governed by a CBA and an agent contract when he signed. If there was not a larger term contract or a larger CBA contract, he has the right to market his skills just like JJ. He can retire when he wishes! Sorry for the overblowen explanation, I just wish hockey would continue without blame. Cheers you are one of the better posters on BDC.
Posted by islamorada
Had to read it 3 times...I think I got it now
Isla - I think the owners are a bunch of over expanding money grubbing morons, who are heII bent to turn their league into MLB - them and the NHL brass disgust me. I don't think that disquailfies them from being on the right side of the equation. Even if the protection they desperately need is from themselves.
I view the NHL as a workplace, not individual teams. So, IMO the free market is available to anyone who would like take their right to make as much as possible out for a spin. There are other places that will pay good money for hockey players besides the NHL. You know... like Minsk
Eventually the B's will have to pay to keep the talent they put the entire franchise's(owners) resources behind to develop. That is called an investment - hate to lose a Lucic or Seguin because the 30 or 40 million we just offered isn't enough, or puts us over the cap. That is the slippery slope that the league is currently on.(see Nashville) There may be a legal argument for the reasons why that's the way it's supposed to work, but in reality it makes the entire game suffer, and sets the GPS to the putrid land where that NBA and MLB reside. NO THANKS , I love hockey for what it is, and most definitely for what it is not.
Thanks for the comments, you are a jedi with the verbiage - made my hair hurt