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12-14-2004, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by True Blue
None of this is what Bettman wants. That is what rankles me when I hear fans bring up the NBA, likening what the NBA has to what Bettman is proposing. Or worse yet, when Bettman himself mentions the NBA and it's cap. Fans may be ignorant and not recognize the difference, but NHL officials are just misrepresenting the truth.
Couldn't agree more. Just liek the crap they're spewing about the NHLPA proposal from last week. They have their legion of reports saying that only 3 teams would pay the luxury tax and it would amount to just $1.6 million.

That's wahat would be paid today, they conveniently neglected to mention that fact that most teams still need to sign an average of at least 5 players before a season would start. Most teams have just 16-19 players under contract. Once those additional lpayers are signed (most of them quality, big money players) alot mor teams would be paying the luxury tax.

It's all a complete friggen joke.

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