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09-22-2004, 01:56 PM
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Fletch
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Tough one, TB...

I always say let the people do with their money what they want. Unfortunately that doesn't always apply to the well-off, which is how you gain some balance. For a better league, a curbing of spending need to occur, and I think all agree on that. Minimum payrolls are tough. I just don't see the ability to enforce someone to spend, or be penalized. What happens if said spending puts the organization into a deficit. What if there are a couple seasons of bad ticket sales and the money redistributed to them does not enable them to spend as much and as such, they don't. What if they're lucky and have a young-enough team and don't feel the need to participate in the UFA feeding frenzy?

Again, I'm looking for a compromise. Something that is not a hard cap as the league suggested, and something a little more onerous than just a tax as the the NHLPA suggested. This gets closer to the cap.

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