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06-23-2009, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by PSP View Post
The "right" answer is that the NHL is entertainment, not a morality play. If keeping the salary cap tight is going to stifle a majority of the teams so that they aren't able to keep their entertaining players, the cap will change.
OK, this is two issues.

1. The point of the salary cap is to FORCE the deeper-pocketed teams to let go of some of their entertaining players (or rather, prevent them from poaching them from the poorer teams). Either you keep the cap tight or don't have it at all.

2. If the salary cap is stifling a majority of the teams, then it was poorly designed. But it's not. It's just a handful, and for each team you can point to multiple transaction "mistakes" that they could have not made that would leave them in a better position now.

The current salary cap is working well enough that there isn't a reason for the NHL to drastically change it.

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