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09-25-2003, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Smail
I doubt it would be possible with the current arrangement with the NHLPA, but the NHL could employ the NHL players and then loan them to its franchises. Just a variant of what you're proposing that wouldn't have to change the current ownership.
On what basis would they be loaned at. Obviously, the league woud need the revenues to pay the players. If they are loaned out, then the teams would need to offer a transfer price for the player, likely at the player's salary. If that's the case, then the richer teams will still be able to outbid the poorer teams, leaving us no better off than we are now.

The purpose of the initial idea is to have a system where the league can mandate a salary cap without doing it via the CBA nor with it being collusion. The only way it can happen is if there is only one corporate entity.

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