OK guys. I sent a PM to dream & WaCoug about these 2 issues. I'd like to hear what everyone else thinks.
logan wrote:Yeah I thought we had talked about this last year? If didn't think I missed a vote but I'm not a fan of NTC on a FA. It's a bidding war. If I'm a player and I'm looking at a contract and it's paying me less money per yer than another contract of the same time frame I'm not talking that contract . You put the lowest bid you can on a player and hope it holds and work out the contract. The NTC is there to help out with draft picks and resigns as a bonus.
I think logan hit the nail on the head. NTC doesn't make sense for the FA auctions. The NTC saves the owner money. The tiebreakers for the auctions are basically: which contract gives the player more money? So how does a contract that pays a player less $$ per year (with the NTC) beat a contract that pays a player more $$ per year (without the NTC)? logan is right. No player would ever take the contract with the NTC. I think the NTC should only be used for rookies and re-signed players (like logan said).
Regarding ridiculously backloaded contracts, I think they are just a way to get around the salary cap, but they are within our current rules. The only thing I can think of to really stop this from happening would be to do away with our AFT. I think that would deter owners from seriously backloading contracts that they know they can't get out of.