Quote from: Arn on February 03, 2023, 04:13:04 AMI'm not sure as people have intimated that a change of commissioner would make much difference.
The hard salary cap and parity are the things I kind of see as the main problems. I get the argument for cost control and so on, but I definitely think some kind of luxury tax system, or even something like the MLS system where you can pay 1 or 2 players "outside" the salary cap would have helped.
Can you imagine if there was some way in which McDavid and Matthews could end up on the same team? Surely that sells hockey better than Arizona being "competitive"?
And at the end of the day bad teams still can be bad and choose to tank. Chicago, Columbus, Anaheim, Arizona, San Jose, Montreal etc. are not competitive at all.