Thread: Salary Cap: Salary Cap Expected to Go Up?
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11-03-2010, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
But Chicago, LA, Washington, and most obviously, Pittsburgh certainly aren't on the outside looking in.

All four of those teams were in complete distress before the lockout, and the fact that they're competitive has nothing to do with the salary cap, just like if Florida, Atlanta, and Columbus ever get competitive it will have nothing to do with the salary cap.

It's almost a shame that Florida, Columbus, and Atlanta haven't gotten the right end of the deal while Colorado, Edmonton, and Toronto seem to be rising from the ashes before them.
The thing is (as you say in your 2nd paragraph) that the circumstances that led to those teams' resurgence is coincidental to - and not because of - the new (post-2005) CBA. That's my point. The Penguins staying in Pittsburgh also has the new building to thank. Winning always brings fans in Pittsburgh. Unlike Philly, losing means an empty building.

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