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  1. RLC

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    After reading 10,000 posts I never saw anyone offer this idea.

    Have the NHL completely turn the tables on the NHLPA.

    IF we move off the "cap" what's in it for us ?

    Yup ! Luxury tax
    but wait, both owners and players can take eachother to arbitration.
    Luxury tax starts at .75 at 42 million
    Luxury tax at 1.00 at 45million.
    Luxury tax at 1.00 + 1 first round draft choice at 47 million
    Luxury tax at 1.00 + 2 first round draft chioces at 49 million.

    Any team can go "nuts" if they want to.
    which is what the players want, but the added price of draft choices will kill the overspending team 3 years down the road.
    draft choices should not be a players concern, they have said all along that they want an open market ( if the rich clubs can afford higher contracts then the NHLPA wants to retain this aspect)

    rich teams "can" afford more money but NO TEAM CAN AFFORD losing a whack of first round draft choices. That is exactly why no team has offerd a whack of draft choices for tampering of restricted free agents.

    WHat the 1.00 tax might not do, the loss of draft choices "WILL DO"

    If the players refuse this then it would anounce the true nature of the NHLPA.
    That they don't want any drag on contracts at all, let the big market teams continue to drive the price up and up and up, That the NHLPA don't want anything to impead the big markets and stupid owners, we don't give a dam about the small market teams let them move to bigger markets and leave faithful fans behind them.

    It would finally show that the players know they have a limited number of years to earn and that and only that, is what drives them.

    The players have always said that they did not put a gun to anyones head
    Well with the added draft choice losses the NHL would not be tell any club that they can't do this, it's up to each owner to act stupid if they want to.

    Of course the players would know right away that this new Luxury Tax penilty would make ANY owner think twice. If he wishes to overspend and if that is the road he takes he will have to continue to overspend forever, if he never gets any good draft choices.
     
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    Won't work. The PA has repeatedly stated that they will not negotioate a luxury tax that acts like a cap.
     
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    "acts like a cap"

    a cap means you are capped, you are not allowed to go over.
    " acts like a cap" ? any club witg BIG money can continue to hand out big contracts at " any price" as long as they are willing to pay "the price"

    their is no " can't or not allowed to" if you exchange some of the money tax, to a draft choice tax.
     
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    Damn. I thought this was a post about taking out the NHLPA executive.
     
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    if the owners switch systems then they will not be able to argue an impasse
     
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    It wouldn't work.
    A team like Toronto would be more or less forced to spend as much as possible by their fans, meaning that they would more then likely be giving up 2 first round picks every year, when they only get 1.
    Where do the picks go?
    Besides I don't think one or two picks will stop an owner. If you have a good team like Colorado and you have a chance to sign a decent FA and give up two late round picks, you do. It would have to be more like the 5 first round picks of RFAs to be seen as a deterrent.
     
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