Every NHL Player a Free Agent? Building the Ultimate Realistic Team

December 29th, 2012 by Dan Kelley Leave a reply »
Almost two weeks ago, the Toronto Sun reported that the NHL, in response to the NHLPA's decision to move on a disclaimer of interest, would consider counterpunching by arguing that all player contracts be taken off the table.

Per the report:

'The NHL requests a declaration that, if the NHLPA's decertification or disclaimer were not deemed invalid by the NLRB, and the collective bargaining relationship between the parties were not otherwise to continue, all existing contracts between NHL players and NHL teams (known as Standard Player's Contracts or 'SPCs') would be void and unenforceable,' wrote the league.

In layman's terms...FANTASY DRAFT!

Essentially, every NHL player under contract would become a free agent at the same time. Overpaid players would lose their undeserved financial cushion. Budding superstars could graduate from their pre-UFA contracts early. Teams flirting with the cap ceiling could get a fresh start.

The move is, of course, borderline outrageous, as the NHL is supposed to be representing the interests of the owners, and while the owners might not like some of the big contracts handed out over the years, you ...

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