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12-29-2012, 07:57 PM
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For the sake of argument let's say we contract the top 4 earning teams causing the salary cap to plummet and let the remaining 26 teams to thrive. The rich teams are just as much of the problem as poor teams.
The fundamental issue is calibrating the cap to a level that let's owners make money while allowing the players to take the maximum they can get while allowing all teams to remain viable.
And that fundamental issue would require allowing free markets to overrule artificial anti-competitive activity.
Not every market is capable of bringing in the bacon.
But I disagree wholly with this idea that the rich markets are a problem. The only reason the NHL can fund their own investments in Sunbelt franchises are due to the proceeds from successful NHL teams.
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