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Has the NHL salary cap affected the league's on-ice quality?
Thu, October 14, 2010

By STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

When Sidney Crosby began the hockey season, he was skating on a line with Eric Tangradi and Mike Comrie.

Which is a lot like putting figure skates on Georges Laraque and expecting him to be elegant.

Ginger Rogers should dance with Gene Kelly. And Crosby, the most accomplished centre in the National Hockey League, should not be forced to carry around plodders, also-rans, wannabes, and those who can't possibly comprehend or take advantage of his immense talents.

And how do I say this nicely? This is what the salary cap era has done to the National Hockey League. It has stepped all over the toes of the greatest players in the game. It has, in a very serious way, choked the life out of hockey, at least in the big picture, out of the game I love.

What effect has the salary cap has on the NHL's on-ice product? Have your say in our forum.

Cap stifling NHL's brightest stars?



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Sorry , I don't buy hockeys better now because it's boring during the Bettman era . That is not the fault of the salary cap but the cap does affect the chance of any more dynastys , never happen under the cap.
Robert, 2010-10-14 18:28:33

Here we go !!..Simmons cannot complain about the " lousy leafs'" start of a new season, so he picks the salary cap instead.

Whatever sells papers, I guess.

In case you haven't noticed, Stevie boy, the salary cap's been in place since 2004 (?), exactly the same amount of years as the leafs made the playoffs. It's the same for all 30 teams in the NHL, been that way for a few years now.

The cap's not stifling the NHL's brightest stars, but it sure does stifle the NHL's dumbest managers.

Now....if only the league could fill-in the "loopholes", such as sending "mistake" signings such as Huet to another league/country, and still come-out smelling like a rose.
Mitch, 2010-10-14 16:34:14

The Salary Cap saved the Montreal Canadiens, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Sabres, the Sentors, and several other times from disappearing.

The only thing that is still hurting the NHL is stupid owners paying average paying $100 million over 15 years.

It's funny, as it's the owners who took a stand and wanted the cap.

Hockey now is great. It's the best it's every been. No more "hook 'em up" hockey. The game is faster and more exciting now.

To claim the game is worst than it was before the salary cap era is silly.
someone, 2010-10-14 16:14:12

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