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09-19-2004, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by garry1221
please give reasons that you think a cap would tear apart a great team, i believe the opposite because i see a cap a) driving player salaries down b)allowing teams to re-sign their players because the market could no longer significantly over-inflate a players value ie martin lapointe

a cap/lux tax could work completely well in the nhl, but the lpayers don't want it to work cause it would mean no more 8 - 9 - 10 mil paychecks coming out... booo freakin hoooo
A hard cap ala the NFL certainly does break up great teams. You can't afford to keep an abundance of good players.

With a hard cap in the $31-35 million range Ottawa could never afford to keep Redden, Chara, Phillips, Alfreddson, Hossa, Havlat and Spezza together.

A luxury tax system IMO is the way to go.

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