Icroyhable Posted October 6, 2010 Report Share Posted October 6, 2010 One issue that has been largely debated by fans, players and media alike is the salary cap. The question is wether the cap is better for the league, or takes away from the on ice product of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks situation over the summer sparked the issue to a new all time high. With almost everyone having an opinion on wether or not salary cap is a good idea. In my opinion, the salary cap is a good thing. Pre-salary cap the NHL product was actually quite boring in the late 20th century and the start of the 21st. Now the revamped NHL is due in part to solid rule changed made by the NHL, but you can't ignore the fact of the contrast between pre-salary cap hockey and post-salary cap hockey. The NHL is more even than ever and the excitement is due in part to the fact that almost every team in the league is even. Secondly, the NHL would have much less franchises and would be losing a lot more money and doing economically much worse than it currently is if it didn't have a salary cap. Teams cannot afford to pay the kinds of money that big teams such as Montreal, Toronto and New York are willing and can pay to aquire players. Franchises would end up going extinct just trying the keep up with the salary pace of those clubs. I also think that it helps the NHL's advertising market because players looking for more cash look for sponsers who can give get them more money and thus improve the popularity of the NHL. And that is why i think that the salary cap is productive to the NHL. But everyone has an opinion, whats yours? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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