Larry Brooks over at the New York Post is grim as all hell about the NHL’s upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations. He says the strike in an all-but-certainty. The owners want a $32 million salary cap, which would mean no teams could really afford any super-star players. I guess they’d go to Europe or maybe the WHA would start up again.
The NHL is looking to the NFL for contract guidelines. Which is great. Just about every NFL team is .500, so you’d get to see your favorite team win half of the time (which is good news for Pittsburgh fans). You’d also get to see entirely new teams wearing your favorite team’s jerseys every season — just like the NFL.