Thread: Salary Cap: Salary Cap Expected to Go Up?
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11-03-2010, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by GoneFullHolmgren View Post
so the cap could be 63-64 million next season. So basically salaries will be what they were before the lockout.
Yeah, pretty much... but a lot of this is all projection based off of the next TV contract and all that good stuff. The beauty of the system is that it is tied to the league's revenue streams... if the league makes more money, the players make more money. Thus why even if they lower the %, the players aren't getting "gouged." Just changing the pie between the two parties.

Originally Posted by Sawdalite View Post
yeah... But then it was only with the haves, top organizations who where spending freely -- in some cases foolishly -- while the have nots were spending less than half that and not being able to compete for top players... Now those have nots are forced to spend more than they used to, even with self-imposed below max caps, due to cap minimums.
Which is actually becoming a problem due to the drastic difference between the top markets and the small markets, and one of the reasons they need to address the salary cap rules. They need to lower it slightly, or start moving teams to Canada.

I'd expect a slightly lower cap % in the next CBA, with better revenue sharing. What makes this all interesting, is that if you're a star player with a big contract already signed... you want something done about the cap so you stop losing money to escrow.

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