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06-29-2013, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by bleedblue94 View Post
it can't be bc of federal law, it was well documented during the lockout that the dynamics of the nhl and nhlpa side stepped federal law since technically a salary cap is a federal violation. the no buyout for injured players is something the nhlpa probably demanded so guys w longer term injuries wouldn't get bought out and then either miss out on jobs or be muscled into taking smaller contracts bc of health uncertainty which would have an indirect potential affect of holding salaries down or trapping guys into one year deals
The salary cap was ruled legal by federal courts way back in 1995. So, not quite. Besides, the existence of a salary cap, if truly illegal, would not allow employers to violate all federal regulations.

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