BigMcK wrote:Happy? Both sides should be happy that there has been enough revenue flowing through the league that they increased the salary cap how many years since returning from the past lockout? Save for a few franchises that aren't making money, the league isn't losing money like before. The cap has brought parity and allows for all teams to compete. I would also add that having Phoenix (company team) this far in the playoffs is a good thing for the league.
My guess? No strike or lockout. Both sides should know not to pick a fight with the other side or face serious fan revolt.
Qbert wrote:Is it sad that I'm kind of hoping for next season to be disrupted a little by a work stoppage of some sort? 82 games is way too long. I'd like a nice 50 game season. Something around there would be fine by me.
pekkasteele wrote:How things change, during the last CBA discussions I was really hopping for a cap, this time, well I´m not so sure, it is stopping us a bit, but at the same time, if we did not have the cap, maybe a NYR och DET could offer someone like Staal $10 millions and that would, or should RS not match.
So I don't really know what to hope for now, we need more space, but I don't want to give the really rich teams free hands.
DelPen wrote:It's weird that free agency will still start on July 1 and that the cap will be set in June for next season but the CBA expires in September. How is this going to work? Say a team has tons of cap space, makes great moves and then gets screwed? It would be for the players benefits to get a deal done prior to free agency.
Unless it's extended before the draft I don't see how there won't be a stoppage.
Pens4Life87 wrote:I'm hoping with the new CBA they institute a high bump in the salary cap floor, and fingers crossed some team wants to make a deal for Martin or Michalek hoping that last year was a blip on those players career radar and fills the need of a high priced asset to meet the demands of the CBA.