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01-13-2010, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by UseYourAllusion View Post
The floating, money>>wins ones might. Many of these guys are super competitive types, who need to prove themselves against the best competition they can. At this point the leagues are not even close on that front
At this point, they are not. That can change.

Remember the lockout? Remember how it seemed that the owners beat the NHLPA badly in the new CBA?

Well, payrolls are now higher than they were before the lockout. In fact, the salary floor is higher than the payroll of the last pre-lockout team to win the Stanley Cup.

There's still several NHL teams losing money, despite the cap. If there is another prolonged lockout, the KHL can expect a surge in talent level and may well manage to keep a good portion of it when the NHL returns.

It's not critical now, but it's not something to wave off like it's no big deal.

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