With Fehr end-around, owners hit new low—and waste lead
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12-07-2012, 12:02 PM
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And here I always thought that the point is for hockey to be entertaining the fans, and the League to be trying to expand the interest in hockey to a wider audience.
The cap floor encourages mediocrity.
What it means is when teams are in a change over phase, for example, they are forced to pay players more than their worth. That then limits their ability to offer the larger contracts later to bring in big talent or make multiple moves to make the team better. Which leaves them loaded down with players that no other team wants because of their salary and cap hit making them almost non trade-able. If a team strikes out on bringing in the big talent currently they are forced into bad contracts with mediocre players. Hence the increasing amount of buyouts for a reduced cap hit.
That doesn't seem like entertaining hockey to me, rebuilding happens.
And if it's a case of the team being cheap and not wanting be competitive at all then let them fail. The other teams shouldn't have to float money their way to keep their team running.
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