2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part XI: The "Please make it stop" edition.
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01-04-2013, 08:44 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
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The cap debate is its own big ball of stupid, with the NHL seeking a $60 million limit for the next full season, and the NHLPA asking for $65 million per team. Since there is an agreement that escrow will not be capped, and since Chris Johnston of the Canadian Press reported that
the salary floor would be set at $44 million regardless of where the cap winds up, the actual dollar figure only serves to limit or enhance the roster flexibility of the richest teams.
Players are going to get the same amount of actual dollars (50 percent of hockey-related revenue. Remember that fight?) no matter what, so the only benefit of a lower cap would be to rivals of teams like the Vancouver Canucks, who have $55.4 million worth of cap hits committed to 13 players for 2013-14, and would have to scramble like crazy to comply. The Montreal Canadiens, already in the midst of a rebuilding project, have $60.2 million — over the league’s proposed cap — committed to 16 players.
The league, then, is targeting its marquee teams in hopes of somehow sticking it to the players, who are going to get their money regardless.
There you go...
Pretty much confirms what we already knew, but ridiculous nonetheless.
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