Here at the FNN desk, we have decided that our Friday edition (sorry this one is late, I have been ill) Will be devoted to Op-Ed pieces, These Op-Ed articles will not be limited to FNN staff, I will take any grips and moans from around the VGHL and add them to my weekend edition so anyone with an opinion on something that needs address feel free to Skype on PM it to me on here and I may include it.
That being said, our first piece will address the unfair practices of staff to give GMs and Cs in NHL salaries. Look at rosters and you can see that it makes no sense the values they give some and not others. Take Pittsburgh for example, a G who had such a bad season he took himself out of the line up most nights S13 was given the same $5 salary he made the 2 years prior, toslick who has gone for $0.500 for 5 season straight was give $5 just cause everyone thinks he is a douche (well they might be right, but still).
I have heard talk, and was even on list leaked by Vigileaks, about trying LG method of $0 salaries for all management, which I fell is also wrong, I do see a better way and will tell you why I like it, from there you can judge for yourself.
I would like to see Owners/GM salaries at $0. When you consider owners are selected by staff based on criteria besides playing ability, most owners are not the top players in the league, but those who can get the job done. Captains on the other hand are a much different story. Some owners are busy people who need assistance getting things like stats, trade talk, line ups done so they find a C who can share the responsibility of these task, other use this as a cop out to get a $10-13M player for $5-6.5, for this reason I am firmly against a $0 here. There are a few thoughts I have for options to solve this issue.
A. Staff should limit NHL C selections to limited players who have shown good management skills, much like they do for GMs, taking into account things like BLs, past management experience, and the like
B. Base salaries off market value. you could easily take an average of the last 5 contracts of a given play (only if done through bidding) and base salary on that. Citing Pittsburgh again, a player who is consistently $12m should be a bigger salary difference then $1.5 over a player who has been $0.500, as they should be. I am not saying it should be 12 and .5, but some kind of formula with those averages and put a cap on Min and Max ($6.500 is too low a cap when most top D men get around 8-10, forwards 7-9).
Using another Example is Woy, we all know Woy is by no means a C to run the team, he barely finds the motivation to launch the NHL game most nights, but now Arizona has a guy who never goes for less then $11m for $6.5 and have gained a clear advantage over others.
Well that's all I have for now still a little under the weather, but FNN will be back to work Monday morning exposing the things we all know but are afraid to say.
In Other News ....
Oilers use illegal puck?
FNN has footage that proves the Oilers resorted to putting a "ghost puck" in play to prevent a shut out Wednesday night !
If you read news last few days, you can see they made me a headline story! They call out what I say, but read carefully and you will see that at no point did they deny that it was true, in fact confirming there agenda while trying to discredit the FNN Desk
Is Brodtshadow scaring his teams
It has come to light that Brodtshadow has gone a little too far to inspire, with leaks of selfie of his penis making its way through LG chats and used is SP and VG team chats in an attempt to "give the team inspiration" ... too far shadow, too far !