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10-22-2004, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Levitate
a better question is what does a hard cap around $30 mill do for teams like pittsburg and san jose who had very low payrolls but were still in a lot of financial trouble (san jose makes it to the conference finals but still lost money last year despite having a very low payroll). what does a hard cap do to help them?
That's where Bettman's master plan of having the top 10 financial teams bear the burden for all of the rest of the NHL comes in. This way he can have a $31 cap and Pittsburgh's and San Jose's income will be buyoed by contributions from the Rangers and Flyers.

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