The floor is almost double what it was after the lockout.I think it's a sad state of affairs when players are being traded that have no interest in playing just for the cap hit.
I think the league would be better off with a cap at 55 million, a floor at 30 million, with a luxury tax for those that spend over the league that goes into a pot for the teams struggling. They could then tally up the tax before hitting the teams keeping under the tax for the compensation given the weaker teams.
I know it doesn't make for a fair playing field, but it is hardly fair now, as teams like Philly, NYR, Pitts, Detroit, LA, and Vancouver seem to have an abundance of talent, yet teams like Columbus look like minor league teams.
The point of the cap was to make it fair for all the teams in the league, and to enable the weaker teams to keep their stars...but that has clearly not happened.
Posted on Jun 28, 2012, 11:51 PM from IP address 126.96.36.199