http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/070223 Great piece of writing from Bill Simmons and this, with outstanding perceptions, constructed damn near on-the-fly. I don’t completely agree with all that he writes, but he does know his players and he pulls no punches on the herd instinct of some very timid GMs. From my perspective, this points out some significant results about how poorly the owners, GMs and their administrative staff are conducting business in an open source world., per: · The accumulative results of bad contracts, over-bloated reputations of many players and the costly PR results of Stern’s global reach. · The significant presence of boundaries being stretched (foreign players and the youth movement) and how the cap can no longer hold. · The absence of leadership from the GMs with their (taking a network motif) quicksand approach mired around the pattern of hubs when switches are desperately needed.