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That's the insidious nature of the escrow-enforced triple cap system. It pits player against...

That's the insidious nature of the escrow-enforced triple cap system. It pits player against player, teammate against teammate, those under long-term contracts against those about to hit the market.

>>Larry Brooks, being his usual CBA=Sky is Falling self. Ironically, the point of his article is right: The players should enact the escalator and hope revenues grow to limit their escrow payments. But it's a joke for Brooks to pretend this mechanism has an "insidious nature" rather than, well, the nature of collectively bargained contracts: You sacrifice some individual choice when times are good for you in exchange for some individual (and collective) security when times are bad. That's why people form unions.

"Perhaps the GM is too stubborn to admit to his mistake regarding Rozsival, even as it plays out on...

"Perhaps the GM is too stubborn to admit to his mistake regarding Rozsival, even as it plays out on the ice to thousands of pairs of eyes. Perhaps he lacks the gumption to tell CEO Jim Dolan that Cablevision must pony up millions to a minor leaguer. Or perhaps Dolan will not permit Sather to send expensive mistakes to Hartford."

I don't really like Larry Brooks, and I don't like the Rangers, but I do like when the come together to suffer at the Rangers' ills. Glen Sather, I can never thank you enough for what you've done.
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