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01-05-2013, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Bob View Post
If this issue didn't matter, as some people want to pretend, then why is the NHL fighting it?
The players would rather every player sacrifice in escrow and maintain the market for next year's UFAs.. the actual HRR will catch up in 2-3 years.
It shouldn't matter to the NHL, and I honestly don't see why it does. They're covered by escrow and the 50%+MW. Whether the cap is 60 or 65 shouldn't mean squat to them.

The ONLY reasons I can see them wanting to keep it lower, is so that come year 3 if revenues do not rise enough, that we don't see a decrease in the cap (which is entirely possible - although I doubt it would be going down much). The other reason would be to horse trade for something they want (6/7 yr contract limits, or min 8 yr CBA deal/out clause).

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