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10-15-2003, 08:36 AM
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With any sort of cap, you're preventing teams like the Rangers from buying out of the cellar. Your idea is overkill.

Here's a scenario... the Blues trade Jackman to the Wings for Zetterberg today. Now, for the rest of those players' careers 100% of their contracts would count towards the cap. So, your system would prevent trades, teams wouldn't like and the players would never agree to it.

That is why a system where players earn their decrease in cap hit such as the system I prosposed on the first page of this thread is much more viable. It does punish teams who over-utilize free agency but it doesn't eliminate free agency or trades.

DR.... Thank you.

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