Thursday, July 10, 2008

Continental League and NHL come to terms

Finally, a positive in all the negative light I've been shining on professional sport contracts lately. The Russian Continental League (who have Jaromir Jagr and Ray Emery under their belt) and the NHL have reached an agreement wherein both sides will respect the contracts of players in the other leagues.

What this means is this: Players don't respect their own contracts and can move from team-to-team and demand more money whilst under contract. Teams don't respect the contracts they sign with players and can get rid of them on a whim. But no player will be poached by another league as both sides recognize the legitimacy of the other league's contractual obligations.

Step in the right direction, indeed.

1 comment:

Melinda said...

Well written article.