no owner should take home more than the single highest paid player. why should one owner make more money than any player ? what has he done to deserve it ? put up money ? ok, thats why he he gets paid as if he was actually the #1 player in the league. . you think hockey owes Bill Wirtz more than it owes a Steve Yzerman ? when the owners can formulate their "cost certainty" plan to guarantee this, then they might be on to something.