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09-15-2012, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
Why do people here think the players are trying to get rid of the salary cap? They're trying to retain the contract money they've already been promised.

Also, the future of the Pens is secure. They have a multi-billionaire owner, a new arena, and the face of hockey signed for the next 13 years.
Last I heard the players were pushing for a soft cap similar to what the NBA has, is that not true? Also, you're being extremely short sighted with the Penguins financial situation. In the early 90's we couldve said the same thing about the penguins and we all know how that turned out once Lemieux and Jagr were gone. We arent always going to have a generational talent on the team and frankly as a fan of the sport overall, the league itself is much more enjoyable now where more teams have a chance at winning than it did with the same old teams throwing the most money at players.

Sorry, as someone who has to put up with watching the Pirates in a system that Fehr seems to love I just don't know how any Pittsburgh sports fan could support the players side and what they really want. Players only care about their own bank accounts, not the overall health of the league. When a players union has too much power you end up with the MLB and that gives us such great parity as the Pirates with their 30 million dollar payroll vs the Yankees and their 215 million dollar payroll.

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