Salary Cap? What Salary Cap? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Salary Cap!
The recent signing of 27 yr. old Kovalchuk, to a gut busting joke of a 17 yr deal, proves the fans are the suckers.
We lost a year of hockey, and will no doubt soon lose another, just to watch the owners trip over themselves to punch holes in their own ships.
Talk about fragging the lieutenant!
So the Sens (among others) play by the spirit of the CBA, and sign legitimate terms, while others willfully circumvent these same rules, all while out of the other side of their mouths talk salary cap contraction…or else!
Seriously, just bring in a efn luxury tax, and be done with this farce. Bettman has zero control over these ass hats, and we pay the price, both at the box office, and when the arena sits dark.
At best Kovulchuk plays half of that contract before bolting to the KHL or retiring, and the Devils walk away scot-free thereafter.
I just lost a tonne of respect for the NHL today.
If the league goes dark, over salary…I’m out…for ever.
Mark my words.