I think most of us agree on one thing. We want hockey to start up ASAP. Could owners get away with collusion and not going over an agreed soft cap amount without being charged or convicted of collusion? Say 35 million soft cap with 100% tax rate and 200% on anything over 45 or 50 million. Nobody could blame owners for not going over the cap. How many NBA teams actually go over the cap? Another thought would be to tie salaries to annual ticket sales (attendence) which would be much easier to monitor by both sides.