I thought I'd make this a thread (originally posted elsewhere). Anyone with creative ideas to bridge that gap? Here's mine: 42.5 M cap with two exceptions per team over the 6 year term to go 5% over at 150% taxation rate; 25 M salary floor 42.5 M cap in the first two years, 45 million in years 3 and 4, 47 million in years 5 and 6; increase luxury tax rates accordingly; no salary floor Soft cap at 40 M; hard cap at 50 M; luxury tax at 300% between 40 and 50 M; no salary floor I don't know. Am I way off base here with these suggestions? Your suggestions?