Originally Posted by Dakkster
How about taking up a book on basic free market capitalism? The market decides the going rate. The market is supply and demand. If players of Kulemin's skillset is in a certain demand and there is a certain supply, then he will get what the market dictates for those factors. It's that easy.
This is a completely irrelevant tangent. So the market dictated that Kulemin should get paid what he gets paid. Yeah, that's true.
I'm saying he's overpaid.
One does not contradict the other.
The market says Crosby should get paid what he gets paid. I'm saying he's underpaid.
Again, both of the statements can co-exist. If you want to say I'm calling the internal NHL free market out of whack, ok then.
With a 5 year max on contract years, and no salary cap, Crosby would get 20 mil per season. Easily. With a salary cap, he could get around 12-15. He's worth it. And that would push down contracts for people nobody pays to watch anyway (e.g. Kulemin). That's all I'm saying.