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09-30-2003, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by CREW99AW
Your proposal has been tried out by major league baseball and we've seen how the Yankees with their great cable revenue over the yrs, has reacted to a luxury tax (is it a $160m payroll or $170m payroll this yr for the Yankees?)

Just because the system doesn't work in MLB doesn't mean it cant work in the NHL. The problem with MLB is that "cap number" is so high it only effects one team.
A 45 million dollar "cap number" would effect about half of the NHL teams. Thats a step in the right direction.

Every one is talking about cap this and cap that. But they are failing to say what the biggest problem between the markets is. And thats difference in revenue. A salary cap does nothing to increase the revenue for the small market teams. All it means is a few more owners make more money for themselves.
If a team can not afford a 29 million dollar payroll what good is a 40 million dollar cap?

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