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by Paul on 10/06/06 at 10:30 AM ET
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is sympathetic to the Sabres' situation, but warns arbitration could become more of an inconvenience to the players. As long as the salary cap is tied to a percentage of league revenues, teams can't be hurt financially - although they might be forced to say goodbye to valued players. "Not a big fan of arbitration. Never have been," Bettman said Wednesday night during the Sabres' season-opening victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in the RBC Center. "Because we have the hard cap it wasn't something that we felt we had to go to the mat over, but I think over time . . . if the awards are excessive in a hard-cap system, you've got to take a good, hard look as to whether or not the monies are being fairly allocated in a sensible way."read on...and Bettman sees the cap increasing for next season...
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