NHLPA President Trevor Linden's Column on the CBA
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09-13-2004, 09:04 AM
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Plus, the owners don't need a salary cap. All 30 owners can come together and make a verbal agreement amongst each other that the highest salary they will pay is say $8 mill a season and control spending reasonably without a cap. It's their own fault they are in this mess, they have control over the salaries and let it get out of hand and are now blaming the players for it. Too many times the owners give in to a player demanding a high salary because they fear it will hurt their team more than help it, but if the owners can get some guts, then they can stand up to the players and refuse to pay a ludicris contract.
Thats called collusion and it is illegal.
I dont think you have a firm grasp on what the problem is. It is not just owners v players. It is most of the owners v 4-5 owners v players. When you have 4-5 owners throwing off salary structures it effects the whole league. A cap is needed or you will see 4-6 teams fold....which wouldnt be a bad thing either.
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