3 of the 4 remaining teams in the Stanley cup playoffs have an advantage

Published May 17, 2023 at 9:52

The Stanley Cup is one of the hardest trophies to win in all of sports, and with the odd final 4 remaining in the playoffs this year, it begs the question, do some teams have an advantage? The answer to that question is yes.

According to World Hockey Report, 3 of the 4 remaining teams have no state tax, meaning they can pay their players more; take a look:

World Financial Report: 3 of the 4 teams left have 0 state tax. Not a coincidence, such a clear advantage to be able to pay guys 20% less against the cap.

Being able to pay players without any state tax coming off their pay cheques or contract means even if you make she same amount of money as others, the contract is more valuable because you actually get the dollar amount you agreed to.

With that in mind, players would be more willing to go to those teams because the allure of no state tax would be too great.

It only makes sense that in Gary Bettman's NHL, there are some teams with more of an advantage than others. Do you think this is fair? I know I don't
May 17   |   540 answers
3 of the 4 remaining teams in the Stanley cup playoffs have an advantage

What should the NHL do about teams having a tax advantage?

Create an adjusted cap hit based off tax rate32560.2 %
Leave it how it is7413.7 %
Scrap the cap entirely10820 %
See results336.1 %
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