I'm having trouble understanding how the NHL can ensure the players that they will receive a certain amount of revenue. If there is a cap instituted at say 37 million dollars and that resulted in the players receiving the 56 percent that the owners desire, how will the players be ensured that each team will spend that amount of money. For instance, if some spend the allotted 37 million and others spend less (which is likely), then the players will not be receivng the 56 percent. If anyone understands what I have just written, could they possibly give me some help here???? I just think a cap will severly limit trading in the NHL like it has in the NBA. Teams will trade contracts instead of trading players. Also, teams will not be able to take on a little additional payroll to make a run at the cup. There is a reason that no sport has a hard cap (other than football, which does not have guaranteed contracts and is very different from the NHL) and I don't understand why the owners refuse to take any of the responsibility.