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01-08-2004, 08:53 AM
True Blue
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Originally Posted by Kodiak
But your argument is missing the point. The people that want parity are not calling for it on the behalf of Carolina and Anaheim. They are calling for it on the behalf of Edmonton and Calgary, who will never be able to seriously compete for the Cup again under the current system. All they have to work with is the "lightning in a bottle" approach where they develop talent and hope it all comes together before they have to sell off players they cannot resign.
But you CANNOT have a hard cap in the NHL. You can't limit a US team just becuase the US $ is worth more than the Canadian $. Call for parity all you want, but the NFL is a different animal. JR is right when he said that a big piece that is missing in the NHL is the central revenue source that the NFL has. The NHL just does not have it. And, again, you cannot have a similar type of cap when you are dealing with international economics.

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