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Bettman aiming to overhaul cap?

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08:15 AM ET 07.11 | Did deals such as Brad Richards' have Gary Bettman and the NHL league office smiling? This is what the league wanted to use as evidence that the system is hopelessly broken and tilted in favor of the big markets -- the system, of course, that Bettman, counsel Bob Batterman and the Board invented and painted as a utopia the last time around. Next time, the NHL is going to introduce the ultimate one-size-fits-all cap. Percentage of the gross will be dramatically reduced. The midpoint will essentially become the cap, with the ceiling and floor separated by perhaps $4M-$6M. Deviations of salary within a contract will be kept to a minimum. The cap charge will be defined by the average of the three-to-five highest salaried seasons.

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July 11, 2011  08:20 AM ET

how many teams are still scrambling to hit the salary floor? IS THERE STILL HOPE WE CAN UNLOAD GOMEZ ON SOME BOTTOM-FFEDER TO HIT THE FLOOR?

July 11, 2011  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

how many teams are still scrambling to hit the salary floor? IS THERE STILL HOPE WE CAN UNLOAD GOMEZ ON SOME BOTTOM-FFEDER TO HIT THE FLOOR?

Sorry, no. I say dump him and move on. Perpetuating that mistake will not solve it or make it go away on its own.

July 11, 2011  09:22 AM ET

This is what the league wanted to use as evidence that the system is hopelessly broken and tilted in favor of the big markets



Yeah except that aint what happened. If i'm not mistaken he passed up bigger money to go to NY. How ya gonna fix that? He aint the only player that passed on bigger money to go to a different team. That happened a few times this off-season so far (poor Garth).

If you wanna retool the cap, at least be honest as to why and not throw out Richards' signing as an example of why it needs to be fixed. Apples and oranges.

July 11, 2011  09:24 AM ET

Get ready for another lockout.

July 11, 2011  09:32 AM ET

FYI - I just clicked on the bar where it says "More Tools" and it showed me pictures of the Buttgoblin and Burkie.

July 11, 2011  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

FYI - I just clicked on the bar where it says "More Tools" and it showed me pictures of the Buttgoblin and Burkie.

you certainly must not have had the " smart screen filter" turned on ;-)

July 11, 2011  10:21 AM ET

Bettman, lied to the owners, the last time around, let us see what foolishness he comes up with, in the next C.B.A.. Surely, even this buffoon will have learnt his lesson. Won't he?

July 11, 2011  10:27 AM ET

Remember Colonial GB is a Lawyer>

July 11, 2011  10:38 AM ET

Crom - he took less money for NY, yes, but it was other big markets he was turning down. LA and Toronto aren't exactly the bottom feeders.

Gomez should not see NHL ice next year - at least till the playoffs when his $ no longer counts. And personally, I wouldn't even have him then. There are no electric fences keeping him out of the corners or the slot, he skips them by choice. I'd pass on that for team in any situation. He will be the first guy bought out when the new CBA is signed and a window for buy-outs without penalties is given, like last time.

July 11, 2011  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Gomez should not see NHL ice next year

Since Burkie And RR are short an American now...maybe we can pull a Boston on them and get a couple of 1st rounders for a premier US talent!.....Gomez to the Laffs.....my brother would **** br1cks...Monday morning dreams...the best kind.

July 11, 2011  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Since Burkie And RR are short an American now...maybe we can pull a Boston on them and get a couple of 1st rounders for a premier US talent!.....Gomez to the Laffs.....my brother would **** br1cks...Monday morning dreams...the best kind.

Kessel does need a Ice Dancing partner.

July 11, 2011  11:01 AM ET

Nice picture of the evil dwarf spouting this dreck out of the end of his alimentry canal. That's A-N-U-S to the anatomically uninformed!

July 11, 2011  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Kessel does need a Ice Dancing partner.

Habs would be happy to throw in $50k to redo their entire skating wardrobe...Gomer would need serious wig help to compete at a high level!

July 11, 2011  11:50 AM ET

Maybe this is a dumb idea, but if you're going to have a payroll cap, why not total up all the players salaries for the year and just call that your payroll? No averaging for the length of the contract or highest years of the contract.

July 11, 2011  12:05 PM ET

Crom to be fair, he got 20 mil in the first 12 months of this contract. The leafs might have offered him more overall but he is not going to play out his contract...plus if anything happens in the CBA he just collected 20 mil instead of maybe the 7 mil he would have got from those other teams.

July 11, 2011  12:15 PM ET

Gary, don't be ignorant, please! Everyone knows whatever you do the market WILL BE towards teams who have money. It's the nature of things.
For instance, see how my Coyotes could not make the moves they needed this summer to keep up with LA and other teams in the West because you, the NHL, owner of the team, did not give Donnie Maloney the money he needed to sign big names! Granted the team should have its own owner by now, but still...

July 11, 2011  12:42 PM ET

If the Cap was a horse they'd have shot it by now.

Kill the cap.

Slit it's throat.

Drink it's blood.

July 11, 2011  01:11 PM ET
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If the Cap was a horse they'd have shot it by now.Kill the cap.Slit it's throat.Drink it's blood.

Jeffery ???

July 11, 2011  01:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

If the Cap was a horse they'd have shot it by now.Kill the cap.Slit it's throat.Drink it's blood.

man alive...

 
July 11, 2011  01:30 PM ET

"Bettman aiming to overhaul cap?"

Whatever the **** does, he has to aim high. Must be frustrating.

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