So to everyone who has a problem with the Matthews contract, or the Nylander contract, and so on - we all (of course) know that the problem is really with contracts in relation to the salary cap. I’m sure none of us care how much the players make, we just want the team to be good. So maybe we should try a letter writing campaign to Bettman. I know many of you just rolled your eyes but hear me out for a minute. We are all essentially powerless to create any kind of change in the NHL no matter what we do...except, the pressure points for Gary Bettman are fairly obvious. The NHL functions because of its advertising dollars. The TML have the largest fan base of any hockey team in the world. We should make a list of every company that advertises during leafs games. And then put that list online. And suggest to leafs fans that they write Mr. Bettman, and those companies, and we tell them that we will not buy products from these companies until the salary cap reaches 95 million per season. We put a lot of money into this team, in terms of tickets, purchasing cable just to watch the leafs, buying jerseys and indeed shopping at the stores that advertise during leafs games. The team should be able to spend the money that we give it...on the bloody team! The money we put into the TML should be able to be spent on the best players for the TML! Now I accept that my idea probably won’t work. But...maybe it will! If the salary cap went up by even a million dollars that would help this team. Stranger things have happened in the history of this world. If we put the time we take on this site (or elsewhere) griping about the contract situation, and instead chose to do something productive with that time to try and help the situation, who knows what might come of it! Another option could be to send fan mail to players and ask them to take less money for the good of the team. But that won’t help with the contracts we already have set up and player managers would probably burn those letters in a nuclear fire before they ever reached the players. Join me, leafs fans, let’s change the NHL!!!