Oh yeah a Steve Simmons article is for sure going to be 100 % correct.
Just as an example do people honestly believe the Wings wouldn't have paid Hossa and the Mule without the cap? I'm pretty sure they would have.
Also stop this crap about offensive you can choose not to use the word - it just means someone is a very little person which in fact is true - if it bothers you that much Jesusf****** christ. No the players wouldn't have to strike they can just wait till they are locked out again (for a record breaking 4 time in a row) and then start the process. Will it happen ? Who knows but almost everything is better than going through a lockout because all of a sudden the current system doesn't work anymore...
Yeah the Hawks have won 3 cups in 6 years great succes and sadly a great story which is why I want to see the Kings winning it this year which would mean 3 cups in 5 years !
Yeah, and just calling a person the N word just refers to a person of color, right?
No, the Wings wouldn't have signed Hossa, He most likely would have stayed with the Penguins and never came to the Wings in the first place because then they could have paid him if there were no cap.
Fans can ***** all they want about the lockout, but most came crawling back when they were over. It really doesn't discourage lockouts when that happens. So you can blame Bettman all you want, but that's the only power that the fans have is to not watch, not go to games, not to buy merchandise. Most teams saw attendance rise. He's been able to get the owners just about everything they want, keep the fans and the revenue keeps rolling in and the ratings are going up. So while you may see lockouts as a bad thing, don't think the owners do.
As far as Ilitch goes, the Tigers don't have a hard cap and he chose to let Max Scherzer go to a team that was willing to pay more. So you can't assume that Mr.I/Chris or whoever is automatically going to have an open checkbook and pay or overpay every free agent that is out there. They've spent a ton of money and still haven't won a World Series. You can say he's willing to "do anything" and "pay anything" to win, but letting a Cy Young winning pitcher in his prime go doesn't seem to indicate that money is no object.
So few players, and even fewer quality players ever get to free agency, I don't see why there's any issue with giving more of an advantage to the home team.