giving players a percentage of ownership. For example Pronger makes 10 mil a year. Offer him 4 or 5 mil and the balance as a percentage of the team he plays for. If the value of his team is $163 million (an average cost per team mentioned on another thread) then 5 mil could be used towards purchase of a share of the team. This offer to the player would only be offered for some sort of cap in exchange as negotiated between the player and the team.