Would players prefer a salary cap vs. 24% rollback in their pay - I'd say yes

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    Like many of us have said the players are going to take a hit and the longer this goes on the harder the hit will be. 24% and counting. Wait till next year and it will be 50-100% hit IMO. The best deal the players could have made was back in September and Not Goodenof is leading his players down the path to self distruction.

    After this latest offer players may finally start to see what many of us have seen coming for some time now.

    The best thing the PA execs and players can do right now is to fire Goodenow and ask to start talks off fresh with an emergency board of player reps and hope it's not to late to salvage what they had before Goodenow started his no cap principle free martet lobbying. Goodenow would offer a 50% rollback just to satisfy his ego and not giving in to Bettman.
     
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    The older players would most definitely take a cap over a giant pay cut. Like the Yzerman's, Shanahan's etc...

    However, a roll back for players such as Matt Cooke will hurt him in the beginning, but in a year or two he won't even feel the 'effects'.

    Basically the younger players would take the pay cut, whereas the older players would prefer a cap.
     
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