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11-30-2012, 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Soundwave View Post
You're not losing the cap floor now.

The NHL would probably be OK with scrapping it, but the PA now would not. I'm sure they quite like having the cap rise for every team basically every year (which wasn't the intent of the cap floor by the NHL anyway).
I agree the floor is not going anywhere. However, the big guys got it as a trade off for capping their expenses and reaped a windfall in return. The trade off among the owners for the big guys getting the windfall is revenue sharing. Beyond that, the presence of the lesser lights keeps that windfall coming as it keeps the cap "artificially" low. Part of the windfall is both deserved and earned by lesser lights as compensation for agreeing to the floor in the first place.

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