Comments on: The 14-Man NHL
NHL - Hockey Trade Rumors, providing NHL Hockey Trade Rumors since 1996Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:35:58 +0000hourly1By: jammer21
Tue, 02 Jul 2002 01:35:52 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=3124#comment-813well, i have to agree with all above who suggested that the nhlpa will not stand for loss of jobs. no way no how. we may see contraction in the future (probably closer to the distant future than the near), and after 2004 there will definitely be a salary cap of some kind. but i do NOT want to see a hard cap. that will render this website and all like it defunct. it will have to be renamed hockeyfreeagentsignings.com, becasue much like the nfl, there will be almost NO trades. or it will be like the nba, where there is an average of 5 trades total per year and they involve 9-10 players, after which 6 players are cut. i think a maximum contract (not unlike the nba has, based on years in the league) and exceptions for players who resign with their teams (assuming they have a reasonable tenure with said team). this is obviously just the tip of the iceberg, and there are a million and a half other issues, but i fear what will happen after the 02-03 season……….
Mon, 01 Jul 2002 17:15:17 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=3124#comment-812Ignoring the fact that this idea will never go into effect, its horrible in and of itself. How can two lines survive in the NHL? You’d see injuries skyrocket due to fatigue and increased wear and tear, you’d see a bunch of players too tired to lift their feet by the end of a game, and more trapping b/c players don’t have the energy to play end to end. That’s insane.
Mon, 01 Jul 2002 15:44:08 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=3124#comment-811First of all the NBA doesn’t need to make line changes every 30 seconds. 14 players? That would leave you three lines 3 Defensman and two goalies. Or two lines 6 Defensman and 2 goalies. And you need two goalies. I don’t think anyone wants to go back to the old days where they would have to ask permission from the other team to pull someone out of the stands to play goal. Besides it being a bad idea, try getting the players association to agree to that.