Why I (and many fans) are not supportive of luxury taxes as a salary containment mech
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10-29-2012, 04:34 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
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Because they pay 1/4 of the salaries of the Yankees, yet rake in the same percentage of the massive national TV deal.
In the NHL they have to pay something close in salaries (something like 75%, not 25%) and collect far less from the national TV deal (which pays some teams entire payrolls in MLB).
That's the point though, they all have an opportunity to make money, something owners are saying they can't do with this system. Even with a 50-50 split Phx, FLA, Columbus still will lose money. This lockout isn't solving any problems, its just lowering the loses or increasing the gains depending on who you are.
Let the leafs/rangers/habs spend- tax them, that money goes to lower teams. have it tiered so tax goes up depending on how much over the cap you spend. Let teams retain all talent drafted, let there be a chance of a dynasty which will actually create sustained interest.
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