YEP ! does everyone remember this line. " For the good of the game the players are willing to accept a 24% rollback to reset the market" This was the Goodenow plan last November. This was touted as a biggest concession in the history of sport. SO what do we all see now? Players and thier agents pushing the bidding wars as fast as they can. WHat the NHL and Betman was saying that the 24% was near meaningless that it would all be back inside two years. The gm's are working the CAP, the players are destroying the 24% as fast as they can. Without the CAP holding things back the 24% would be gone in two weeks. Some concession !! EH Goodenow. If the 24% rollback was the be all and end all then the players should be accepting only offers at the 24% rollback price. Then and only then could they state "for the good of the game". The second a players agent held out for a better offer, the 24% was meaningless as Betman thought all along. The proof is what's going on right now, the players are holding out for the best offer as usual, even under the cap. Some players will ask to be paid the going price even if they are already under contract, same old same old. Good of the game my foot !! Once all the teams hit the 39mil CAP then the bidding wars will stop dead, not before. It's going to take 2-3 years before the GM's learn how to work the new CBA, right now everyone is guessing at everything.