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10-27-2012, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by MoreOrr View Post
Two Questions:

1) If the first month or so of the Regular Season really doesn't earn much for the League, then why not shorten the Season and make all games value a bit more?

2) Just how many teams spent close to the Cap Floor last Season? If players salaries are costing so many teams too much, you'd think that at least half the teams in the League would've spent the minimum in order to keep those expenses as low as possible.
(And if someone argues that teams spend more than the minimum in order to be competitive,,,... Good argument then for not having the Cap Floor be even lower!)
(1) Because shortening the season wouldn't make each game worth more. It would just reduce revenues.

(2) But it's so unequivocally not a good argument against lowering the cap. If the cap were set at $10M/season, it's not like all 30 teams would suddenly become uncompetitive. Whoever spent the limited amount they were allowed to the most effectively would be the most competitive. So if teams are losing money because they're spending more than they take in trying to be competitive, lower how much they're allowed to spend. It will in no way make the entire league uncompetitive. It's impossible for that to even happen, somebody spending $10M/year in that scenario would have to win the cup, and the fans would all be happy.

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