Maybe I haven't been paying enough attention, or maybe this is one of those things that are handled at length in the hundreds of pages of the CBA ... but has anyone else started wondering about scenarios like this: Take a Jarome Iginla, for example (maybe a good example, maybe not, but just an example): if anyone is, he's probably the calibre of player that would command, say, $7.8 M (the 20% of cap max for a player). So say Iggy gets signed to that kind of a deal by CGY, which would almost certainly be for more than 1 year, say 3. Does that effectively commit CGY to spending the cap max for the next 3 years? Additionally, what if league-revenues drop during that contract? Then Iggy is set to make more than the 20% allowable of the reduced cap ... Again, maybe I'm just missing something, and maybe Iginla's not the perfect example ... but anyone have any thoughts here? (The over-riding problem would appear to be the fact that the "ceiling" spenders would be the only ones able to afford the high end FA's, since the "floor" spenders would only ever be able to offer/afford 60-70% of the 7.8 M) ... Then again, maybe we just won't see very many $7M players at all?