Thread: My CBA proposal
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09-17-2004, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by me2
Because its a defacto salary cap. The NHLPA only want a weak luxury tax. Under your system you have set an effective hard cap at $48m. I can't see too many teams delving deep into the $2 for $1 range, thats just too heavy a penalty. I like it, the players wouldn't.
Yeah, it's a defacto cap. But it's a hell of a long way from a $31 million hard cap, and I think something along these lines will start to look pretty palateable to the players when they're faced with losing a combined $1.2 billion if the season is cancelled. The fact that the NHLPA has already conceded a weak luxury tax tells me they'll go a lot further on that front. I don't know if they'll go this far, but IMO it's fair, and I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility.

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