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09-10-2004, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by habitual_hab
Do you work for a living? Do you have a job? I own my own business and pay my employees a decent wage and could never, ever sit down with them when negotiating their salaries and state to them with a straight face that due to my own stupidity I'm not making enough money and want to impose a cap on their wages - which is exactly what the NHL owners are doing.
There's one major problem with that. This isn't the real world. This is professional sports. It's different. And they know that coming in. The draft is one example. So normal jobs can't be used as a comparison.

Originally Posted by habitual_hab
You want a salary cap? Well, a profit cap is just as justified.
Well, if that profit cap is set at zero, there would still be teams under it, including teams that sell out every game. Doesn't that suggest a bit of a problem?

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