How about the NHLPA back up there proposal

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  1. free0717

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    The NHLPA has proposed that the NHL put in a system with tax and after 3 years if the targets are exceeded, a cap would automatically kick in. Why doesnt the NHLPA just back that up by promising the NHL they will rebate any dollars that go over the target spending?
     
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    Or instead of after the 3rd year, if the salaries exceed the thresholds for two consecutive years, a cap immediately kicks in and the agreement is extended under a cap for 5 years?
     
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    that is the problem. NHLPA won't give an absolute guarantee on the overall structure of their proposal because luxury tax system is too inflationary and the systemic changes needed to balance such a system are supposed non-starters for the players.

    Fact is, NHL can't go on guarantees and maybe's, they need a well-thought out business plan.
     
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    Because the NHLPA doesn't actually believe their system will curb the inflation on salaries.
     
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    Nor do they want it to...see Bob Goodenow for explanation...
     
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