If the players don't agree to a salary cap, then why not propose some form of salary distribution that would reflect current buisness revenues or better yet refelect the financial state of the league. For instance (and i'm not a commerce student for you commies out there) if the league's revenues were to inflate tenfold, then naturally, the players salaries would increase by a considerable margin (I'm being very vague and rudimentary here, bear with me) and conversely if the league were to be flushed down the toilet, like it is now, well the salaries would hover around a certain respectable region bordering the millions and thus be lower than they are now. The goal is to reach a relative and agreeable average, and not to impose some irrelevant arbitrary constant that would mean nothing down the road. That would be a sensible idea; context should never be removed from current progress. A mathematical formula, (that's where I come in) could dictate where a player's salary can top out (no, it's not a salary cap, just a sort of median base if you will) and prevent a team like the Rangers from overspending or a small market team from crashing making everything quite fair for everyone. Anyone agree?