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Cap headaches stem from 'totally arbitrary' number

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07:34 AM ET 09.02 | The Canucks, as one example, were able to squeeze Andrew Alberts and Chris Tanev in at reasonable numbers. But the question here is why is the salary cap, at $64.3 million US, is so artificially low this season. It was agreed upon even before the Collective Bargaining Agreement was reached and before anyone had any idea how the league would come through the lockout in terms of revenue. The number is totally arbitrary and it's pretty much conceded by everyone revenue is going to exceed a cap commensurate with these numbers. The teams already know it's going to take a massive leap next season based on the traditional ways the cap is calculated, and as such are already beginning to position themselves for that eventuality.

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Chris Tanev, Icon Sports Chris Tanev, Icon Sports
September 2, 2013  08:17 AM ET

You know a sports league is in a bad way when accountants are more important then athletes

September 2, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Cap headaches stem from 'totally arbitrary' number


Or the plastic adjustment band in the back is too tight

September 2, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You know a sports league is in a bad way when accountants are more important then athletes

True ... but .... the have Roberta Lulongo so .... all is well in Canuckland.

September 2, 2013  09:35 AM ET

It is a totally arbitrary, ridiculously low number, but its the number the owners demanded and the players conceded to. The result is the owners are going to be crying all the way to the bank this year.

September 2, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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It is a totally arbitrary, ridiculously low number, but its the number the owners demanded and the players conceded to. The result is the owners are going to be crying all the way to the bank this year.

That was their plan.

September 2, 2013  12:22 PM ET
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That was their plan.

Yep, and all of the (griping and complaining) is just smoke to make it look like they are hurting too.

September 2, 2013  12:27 PM ET
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Yep, and all of the (griping and complaining) is just smoke to make it look like they are hurting too.

And all the doom and gloom over the Pens cap next year will be for naught as a real cap will be more than enough to fill needs.

The core is all signed long term.

September 2, 2013  02:52 PM ET

Wow. What a boring article, and for those still wondering.....he's talking about money and how much can be spent this year....

September 2, 2013  07:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Wow. What a boring article .....

You mean .... you actually read it? The headline is bad enough.

 
September 3, 2013  12:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

You mean .... you actually read it? The headline is bad enough.

It was an Phoenix kinda moment.......stunned, yet curious enough to still read and comment!

I can't believe the vernacular used in his obtuse writings of a potential financial woe......impressive and unnecessary!

(Trying to sound like a student who's learning stuffs!) :???

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