Operating in the Era of a Falling Salary Cap
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06-23-2009, 12:43 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
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of the teams are having cap problems due to an economic downturn, IMO it's much more likely that the league will change the cap - perhaps let the bottom figure drop and leave the top figure.
No it won't. That would be just a band-aid fix and essentially an admission that the CBA is junk. Widening the range is probably the last thing the NHL will do if it is trying to say that contraction isn't the answer. The right answer would be to let the teams that screwed themselves over eat their mistakes and move on. If they "learn" from that in future years then the cap will have served its intended purpose.
Either way, I don't think it will be the majority that will be in serious trouble with the cap, just a handful. And even then I don't see fire-sales across the board. Just some deals on players with bad contracts that we likely wouldn't want anyways.
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