Yes, obviously. But the important number is the % of the cap you are paying your best players. With the cap staying flat, that % obviously doesn't decrease. Sure it will help keep the costs down for the players that need to be resigned over the next 3 years, but that isn't Edmonton's (or a team like Toronto) problem, our problem is that a large chunk of our cap is being eaten up by 2 players. The "Pittsburgh model" only worked so well because they had Sid and Malkin on sure sweet-heart deals. The cap staying flat is very, very bad for teams with large existing contracts.