If the CBA is ever finalized, it seems certain that NHL teams will be making money rather than losing it as many of them have over the years. I'm thinking that will be very good for the NHL and the state of hockey in general. I'm thinking that the NHL teams will put the profit they are making back into the team rather than pay the capital gains taxes on it. Money going to high salaries for the players meant an immediate big income tax hit to the players that the owners can overcome by putting money into the team. I'm also thinking that will mean more money spent on promoting the sport, etc. These are just a couple not well-thought out thoughts that I had as to why the sport of hockey will be much better off with a CBA which allows the teams to make money rather than losing it to payroll as they have over the years. If you have more thoughts on the subject please post them here.