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    Quote Originally Posted by uncus View Post
    The cba ...... supposedly this gives each team an equal opportunity in spending in the league.
    yeah, this was never actually the purpose of the cap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WellPlayed View Post
    All good points. Plus how would we cap their weather/ocean advantage?
    Or Toronto's population/popularity?

    While it sucks that TB gets a "discount" on top players, they're probably still not a team that will forever be able to run at the cap max, either. I mean, this is freaking Tampa Bay we're talking about, not NY or Boston or Toronto. If you want an "after-tax" cap, then you're probably also going to get a league where the cap is set at a level where Toronto can't spend more than Ottawa or Phoenix as well. You guys know that no matter what the cap is set at, you can afford to spend to that level. How many other teams can say the same?

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    The Hawks, Pens, Kings and Bruins were #4, 5, 6, and 7 in operating income this year according to Forbes. Those are 9 of the last 10 cup winners and none are no tax states (caps were 11th).

    Seems like cash is the biggest competitive advantage. The Leafs are one of the haves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWHabs View Post
    Or Toronto's population/popularity?

    While it sucks that TB gets a "discount" on top players, they're probably still not a team that will forever be able to run at the cap max, either. I mean, this is freaking Tampa Bay we're talking about, not NY or Boston or Toronto. If you want an "after-tax" cap, then you're probably also going to get a league where the cap is set at a level where Toronto can't spend more than Ottawa or Phoenix as well. You guys know that no matter what the cap is set at, you can afford to spend to that level. How many other teams can say the same?
    also an advantage is that many things are not capped

    babcock for example
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    Quote Originally Posted by worm View Post
    also an advantage is that many things are not capped

    babcock for example
    hey the Habs hire the best francophones money can buy

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