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12-21-2012, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Disgruntled Observer View Post
If the poor teams don't make an effort to acquire star players, they will lose the little fans they have.
In order for the poor teams to acquire star players, they compete against the rich teams who have enough money to offer very large contracts.
The poor teams are then forced to spend money they don't have in order to acquire star players so as to not lose their fans.

And that is the precise reason that a cap needs to be in place. It gives the non hockey market teams a fighting chance to be competitive and grow their fan base.
Maybe having a team that can't pay their players isn't a good idea, either move said team to a market that can sustain a NHL franchise or contract the league, its ******** to base league revenues around teams that are in unviable markets. This isn't the player's fault, it's Bettmans.

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