Originally Posted by letangerang58
Burke decided not to offer Richards one of those contracts even though his team really needed Richards. Tell me, what effect did that have? Is Richards a Leaf now? Oh, that's right, he got a front loaded contract from the Rangers instead. This is why there needs to be a rule limiting contract length. If teams decide not to sign these contracts with the old CBA then that's fine, some other team will come along and sign Richards to that ridiculous contact. It means they won't be getting any quality players out of free agency. Instead of getting Richards they will have to settle on Connolly instead.
Exactly! The owners cannot help themselves. Why offer those crazy high contracts if it's not sustainable? And we blame the players? If I can find an employer that'll pay me 40% more for same work, why would I ever accept less?
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