Quotes from today's Herald:
"The salary cap, while approved by the governors, needs some very serious adjustments."
"Because we're a fan-driven leage... we need to have exceptions to the cap, which allow us to keep our veteran players, the veterans who attract fans to our games."
"Every owner in this league has the right to his own opinion."
"Montreal is welcome to brin forward any ideas thay have at the end of the season. But the SMS was a document that was arrived at after an exhaustive process of over a year..."
On exceptions to the cap "That concept was tried and discussed for years. We discussed it at great length again this time. But the majority of owners decided not to go in that direction."
"At the end of the year we'll review it, but I don't think it will change fundamentally."
I say, suck it up, Wetenhall, the SMS is good for the league overall. Just because the Als won't get acclaimed into the Eastern final this year doesn't mean the rules should be changed just to appease you!
Kudos to Ted for stickin' to his guns, I imagine he as 5 other owners and the entire fan base behind him. However, I would imagine the westernmost and easternmost teams are probably allied against the SMS.