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06-14-2009, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Wetcoaster View Post
But this was all solved by the salary cap as revenues are tied to salaries. - I know this to be true because Bettman told us so continually since the lockout.

Also remember as Bettman has stated on a number of occasions there is no way in his system that teams can go over the salary cap as set in the CBA.

So there should no longer be a need for the players to keep bailing out the idiot GM's.

Trust in Gary.
Under the cap system, if a player is overpaid now, it simply means the team has less flexibility to sign another player, who may sign with another team. As a collective, the players' salaries are tied to league revenues, but it doesn't prevent individual players from being signed above "market" value. It just means that either another player has to may have to sign for under market value, or that the players as a whole have to repay the league by the amount over the prescribed percentage of HRR they're collectively to recieve.

This doesn't help bailout individual GM's who've made idiotic signings, or prevent agents from using said idiotic signings in negotiations. All it means is that players salaries as a whole can't go over a certain pecentage of HRR, no matter how stupid teams are.

Whether you like Bettman and cap system or not, it is not designed to make managing a hockey team idiot proof - it simply prevents other managers from making it impossible for other teams to compete.

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