If they get a cap, is it time to remove all the tax exemptions sports teams get? The write offs for suites, The property tax breaks, all the subsidies. After all, they have the magic salary cap. Buildings will be full, everyone will be happy, all teams will be winners and profitable, and players take whatever their share of the revenues is. So why is it important that hockey or any sports teams, a true luxury in society, should get out of paying their fair share of taxes? They should be paying the most. The tax breaks, usually extorted by the owners from cities to save their business preventing angry voters, a business which the city needs or it will leave and they lose all tax money, well they dont these any more do they? So if they have cost certainty. that means property taxes are paid on ALL arenas, no tax write offs, arena grants, slots licenses, development subsidies of any kind. Its no longer needed. Right? Fair is fair. Many advertisers will now have hockey advertising value certainty. It must have been hard to tell how much advertising at an NHL game helped. Now they will know. THey will be able to spend much wiser in the future.