A cap is a bad idea, but there needs to be something done. I like a bonus for certain things. Goals, assists, making the playoffs, winning the cup, etc. The price of the ticket doesn't matter, that doesn't begin to cover the costs of the teams. It is about the size of the market, tv audience, sales, large companies involved in sponsorships. That is why some of the northeast teams have been in money trouble (sabres, pens). Not because they are over-spending on their players, but because the market for their team is too small. Look for Houston to have a team, and possibly the sabres and/or pens folding/moving when this is all said and done. The Canadian teams will stay put, no matter how much money trouble they are in. Yes, this is really long, but with no hockey to watch or play tonight, I have nothing to do!