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Old 12-30-2012, 08:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Bill Haverchuck View Post
If there is genuine belief that the cap will go that high, it might actually become a buyers market, if they expensive players are not total shit.

It's definitely an interesting question. If the cap goes that high, the lower teams still need to spend 90% of the cap. That could lead to teams overspending on shit free agents just to meet the salary quota. Instead of doing that, some teams might be inclined to take on some extra salary at the trade deadline, if it's a proven player, rather than over pay for a mediocre FA that they're forced to sign.
I completely did not see that part. That does make it a bit of a buyrers market. Makes expirings useless though still I beleive because teams over the cap get punished so back they won't be able to exceed it by much.
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