"Cap no good for fans"
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09-24-2004, 07:57 PM
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Those who support a salary cap say it allows small-market teams to remain competitive against wealthy clubs. Ross counters it also penalizes smart businessmen who make good decisions.
"Yes, it does protect owners in advance from making really stupid decisions," said Ross.
But a salary cap can make it difficult for a team to rebuild, Ross said.
"What it also protects the owners against is an owner who could spend wisely on a new free agent who will put his team over the top. If a team has not been a contender recently, and they can spend more money to make more money, there should be no limit on their ability to do so."
Ross used the Vancouver Canucks as an example of an NHL team that turned itself around both financially and on the ice, through careful budgeting and smart player signings.
Huh? Who'd the Canucks sign? Messier?
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