: Salary Cap:
$64.3M Upper Limit for '11-'12
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11-18-2010, 02:00 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
CBA expires in 2012 and a lower salary cap is a real possibility.
It's hard to hand out another ridiculous free agent contract when you don't what the rules will be in the next CBA. How much will the players get? Will all one way contracts count against the cap?
The uncertainty of what the next collective bargaining agreement will look like in two years has added another challenge.
"We don't even know what the rules will be," Poile said. "If you a sign for the next number of years, what are we signing him into? What system? We can say it's approximately the same system, but what's approximately the same system? Does that have a cap of $53 million or a cap of $60 million, or is it going down to $48 million? Is the players' share at 57 percent or 50 percent? Those are just basic things."
Any idea of the Rangers signing Brad Richards to a stupid free agent contract is absurd. The guy from Newfoundland who has played in major markets such as TB and Dallas is going to have a hard time living up to that new contract. Coming to a new team. New city.
Sign up your key young players. The money is available. When the CBA is settled and you know the rules,then you can add the other pieces. You'll have the expiring contracts of Rozsival and Drury to add those pieces. Expiring contracts are better than gold in the NBA.
Semin or Richards? Some of you never seem to learn your lessons.
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