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12-12-2012, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by DL44 View Post
The midpoint +/- 20% is great little change that will minimize the squeeze on the middle class.. enables better for spenders to spend and give floor teams a little more give.

Old CBA:
62.2 mil mp = 70.2 cap, 54.2 floor
New CBA:
62.2 mil mp = 74.6 cap, 49.8 floor
I'm not sure about how great of a change that is. Project that out a few years. At 5% growth (and ignoring the damage done by the lockout/missed games) it would look something like this:

2012: 61m MP, 73.2m/48.8m, 24.4m separation
2013: 67.2m MP, 80.6m/53.7m, 26.8m separation
2014: 69.7m MP, 83.7m/55.8m, 27.9m separation
2019: 107.6m MP, 129.1m/86.0m, 43.0m separation

How does having 25-40m difference between the highest spenders and the lowest spenders help parity in the league? What would that do to the on-ice product of the cap floor teams? And how would that impact the revenue of those teams?

I don't think it's an easy question. They don't want teams in the red if they don't need to be, but neither do they want teams to suck which would mess with the perceived parity that we currently have.

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