Thanks for posting the question in here. The biggest argument that I can think of is simply that the NHL has 30 teams and a higher salary cap - what is your commish trying to accomplish? That totally doesn't make sense, at least on the surface.
His argument about levelling the playing field is irrelevant because the playing field will continue to be level even if (when) the salary cap is raised.
Why the heck would a fantasy league with 30 teams have a lower salary cap than the NHL? It's beyond comprehension. The only thing it does is ensure that you have crappier players than any NHL team and there are likely some valuable players left as Free Agent's because no one can afford them. That's crap.
I doubt there is much trading as very few, if any teams have room under the cap.
I would love to hear the commish's rationale for keeping the cap below NHL levels. No way the explanation would hold water. I'm on your side for sure, I only hope you can convince either the commish or enough teams in your league to petition for a raise in the cap. Best of luck.
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