But why is it a "fundamentally unfair system" ? This was bargained by the union .. Just because it has a detrimental affect on maybe 3 or 4 guys every year doesn't mean it's an unfair system. Unfair to whom? Far few players are subject to compensation effects than under the old system.JakeRae said:Drew is getting screwed by a fundamentally unfair system and has every right to complain about it. Just because his loss is relative to a baseline that is pretty awesome doesn't mean his loss isn't real.
It seems to me that the major difference to years past, that is pre Qualifying Offer - is the affect the loss of a pick has on the draft signing pool. Teams have been losing picks for decades and it was never much of a big deal. But losing 3 or 4 million out of your pool IS a big deal.
This will shake out over time. Players will start accepting QOs who's only purpose was to insure a pick - resulting in fewer QOs