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02-11-2005, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Kodiak
So what about the teams that are around or below the salary floor and currently losing money (Carolina and Nashville are two notable examples)? How does a low salary cap and minimal revenue sharing ensure the long-term health of their franchises?
I'd argue that nothing can ensure the longterm health of those markets. Nothing the players OR owners can propose can make non-hockey markets into hockey markets, so honestly I don't believe their concerns should be major factors in deciding whose proposal gets the most play in these negotiations.

If I ran the league, I'd contract both those markets and put a team back into Quebec (and maybe into Seattle).

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