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10-19-2012, 01:06 PM
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ChipAyten
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This is just a case of the haves vs the have-nots in reality. I am opposed to the notion of a salary cap. It's like telling a school district in an affluent neighborhood to limit it's spending to keep the playing field level between the Long Island & East NY kids. You shouldn't depreciate the quality of your product because some people can't keep up.

With that said, I don't believe you can have a system where each club is married to each other without a cap. Look at baseball, you get bottom feeder clubs that are perennially at the bottom with no reason to spend and improve. They just leech money because they're all franchises of the same mother company, so if one team goes bankrupt it hurts the 30ish other clubs. In the European model every club is on their own and the tiers sort themselves out in terms of quality. Perhaps it's because it's what I'm used to but I think it's an approach North American hockey should adopt.

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