So many must think the old CBA worked
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02-10-2005, 01:26 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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I keep hearing this disturbing thing over and over again, that if teams can't compete financially, that they are in a bad market, and shouldn't be in the NHL. What an assanine thing to say, that the CBA that the NHL was recently under was working, it's just the small market teams that can't compete in it that are the problem. Some people have no idea why we have lost 150 game, or maybe a whole season over.
I don't think a lot of people are going to say it worked and the players acknowledge that by offer to give back a 1/4 of their Salaries ..
Arbitration and Qualifying offers for RFA caused the biggest increases and problems, which need to be fixed and owners mistakes contributed as well ..
However as great as the difference was in Salaries top to bottom .. Calgary, Anaheim, Carolina and Buffalo over the past 5-6 years proved that a bigger more expensive team on paper are not necessarily more successful on the ice ..
This smaller market teams require Revenue sharing to be equal parity wise via team Salaries wise .. but a luxury tax system with teeth were the fines and penalties could go to these teams would work if it had real teeth and really stoped big market teams from spending ..
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