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by Paul on 07/18/12 at 12:06 AM ET
from Ian Mendes of the Ottawa Citizen,
So as the league and the NHLPA get set for another round of collective bargaining sessions this week, I thought it would be interesting to tackle some issues that could actually impact the fans and their enjoyment of the sport.
Here are five things that I think fans might like to see in the new CBA:
1. Teams must disclose financial terms on contracts
When your favourite team signs a player to a contract, you only have two questions: How much did he sign for and what’s the length of the deal? But when a new deal is announced, the majority of teams in the NHL fail to disclose that critical information to their fan base….
2. Put an end to the current no-trade clauses available to players
For a passionate hockey fan, there is nothing more frustrating than watching your favourite player demand a trade — and then get to hand-pick his destination….
3. Let teams trade money — or cap space — in a trade
As hockey fans, we miss blockbuster trades. The introduction of the salary cap and the provision that teams cannot exchange money in a trade has basically killed significant trades in the NHL. By allowing teams to trade money, it would open up the door to more trades….
more on each point plus two more…
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