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09-26-2004, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Go Flames Go
It is not illegal, they are setting a celling for salaries, not individual player salaries. THe players are free to negotiate any type of contract they want that fits within a teams cap space.
Maybe that is the answer. There should be no salary cap on team spending, but there should be a cap on the on-ice team.

This way a team can spend as much as it likes on players. It can spend $11m on Jagr as a reserve if it wants. It might cut the legs out from under the NHLPA because the on ice-limit would be a team-NHL competition rule with nothing to do with the NHLPA or CBA. There are after all many NHL implemented rules which affect the teams and are not in the CBA.

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