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by Alanah McGinley on 07/25/11 at 05:37 PM ET
From Lyle Richardson at The Hockey News:
It is easy to float the rumor of collusion, but far more difficult to prove it.
Dupont pointed out NHL Players’ Association director Donald Fehr was able to prove collusion existed in Major League Baseball in the late-1980s and wondered “if it could be time to forge a similar case in hockey?”
The difference, however, was the MLB owners had, for the most part, agreed not to sign their rivals’ free agents. The surprisingly low number of free agents changing teams between 1985 and 1988 made it easy for Fehr to prove his case.
As for why Stamkos and Doughty didn’t receive offer sheets, there are other obvious factors at work.
One is the high cost of signing either player.
read on for Richardson’s full analysis
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