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12-29-2008, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Ozymandias View Post
I know that, my point was also that for the following seasons, the league will freeze the cap in case of lower revenues rather than lowering the cap, as the logic of management is much better with a frozen cap than with a lowered cap. And players will no doubt agree to that, as it will be fairer to both parties, using the escrow accounts to make the balance.
I agree. I guess this is where those long term contracts are really going to start hurting. If the cap does not increase for several years, those contracts that would have become a bargain in the long run suddenly remain expensive to moderate.

Also even if the salary cap doesn't go down, teams' internal cap most certainly will as owners will try to divert funds from their hockey franchise to stop the bleeding somewhere else (for those who have that luxury).

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