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07-20-2012, 07:43 PM
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They 100% can drop the cap and tell teams to sort their house out. The fact is that the current CBA is valid until a new one is signed. That means the NHL had to tell teams the cap for next season under the current CBA, because the entire 2012/13 season could be played under the current deal. Of course, it is likely that there would be a lockout instead, but that is not up to the NHL to predict. Every single team was given the facts, knew the situation and acted accordingly.
If some were to end up over a new, lower cap then tough ****. They gambled, they lost and every single team knew that it was possible for the cap to fall and there not to be a rollback. As long as the drop isn't significant, then it is easily dealt with by every team over the new cap (particularly Boston).
To use the term "good faith" is just bizarre. Players signed their contracts in good faith. Some teams offered deals with the intention of going to plead poverty and wanting them rolled back just a few days later. Yet you think it is fair to have player contracts rolled back because the teams acted in good faith in when playing by the cap rules?
I say all this, and I'm not really on the players side in this battle!
There is just no way it happens that way. It screws the players over too. So some guys have to lose an NHL career and get stuffed in the minors by a rich team because they happened to sign a contract with a team that later pushed against the cap and wound up above it? No way. You're suggesting a scheme where all teams are completely guessing about what the new cap will be. What about the teams that count on revenue sharing and spend to an amount below the midpoint? Suddenly the midpoint is above their cap hit and now they're feeding into revenue sharing? No way. Not a chance they don't tether a rollback of the salary cap (if there is one) to player salaries.
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