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09-11-2004, 02:02 PM
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True Blue
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Originally Posted by Edge
Because what the players are offering really doesn't solve anything. it's putting a bandaid on an open gash.
That is only true if you take the premise that you and Bettman are taking, and that is that a luxury tax system is not enough and only a hard salary cap is the answer. As long as you hold to that, then yes, the players are not offering anything that solves anything. The other side of the coin is that the owners and Bettman are not offering or accepting anything that solves anything by following their precept that a salary cap is the only solution. The othe school of though to your argument is that a stiff luxuty tax system is enough. The luxury tax WILL act to reduce salaries. However, that is not enough of a control to Bettman.

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