I have been reading these posts in this forum almost everyday, since it is the only hockey I get. I haven't posted much because all this situation has come down to is a bunch of avid, wild hockey fans who are being stripped of enjoying their favorite sport and team. Instead of arguing about what teams are better, we are arguing about payrolls, Forbes, Arthur Levitt, greedy players, felonious owners, etc. etc. etc. This is something that is lost on me often, as I read through all of these posts. We are not talking hockey, nor are we talking about what WE want. So, with that in mind, I am curious as to what does each of us want in the new NHL that will restart at a time to be determined later. I want to stress that what anyone may want may or may not be probable, possible, or even legal. Let's start talking about the things that would the NHL the best it can be for US, the fans. I will start with my two cents: 1. Reasonably priced tickets (How about a 5% rollback there? ). 2. A system that allows a team to keep its players if it so chooses. 3. A system that does not guarantee profits for teams, but does allow well-managed teams to do well financially. 4. A system that allows all teams to be able sign free-agent talent. I must say that fundamentally, I am against a cap, but at the same time, a salary cap does not affect my life in any way, shape, or form. If a cap will allow these things to happen, then so be it. If a luxury tax will do it, fine too. I guess what I am really asking is: Does it matter to you if the players or owners get stomped in this, and what type of CBA will allow my wishes to become realities?