Gary Bettman said during his press conference that they couldn't do the $49M, or even the $45M, because history has shown in the NFL & NBA that once a cap in established all the teams are under/over by a million or two! So what he is saying that although the NHL wants a cap, in the long run it will actually be bad for the game? I mean, right now there are teams that aren't anywhere near the 30-40M mark that was the NHL's cap. But under a cap these same teams, that can't afford to spend that kind of money, are all of a sudden going to be compelled by some mysical, compelling force to now spend millions more than they did without a cap? Excuse me while I flush the smoke out of my butt!