Found August 29, 2012 on Nightmare on Helm Street:
PLAYERS: Ken Holland
TEAMS: Detroit Red Wings
  Our faith was weak.  We doubted him all summer long.  We said, what the hell Kenny?  What happened to that plan?  When did it change from being an active player in the market to sitting on your ass?  We were pissed.  We should have known better, but we are, alas, just mere fans. Turns out, it’s looking like Holland was smarter than us and almost every other GM in the league. Of course he was. Take a look at the NHL’s recent proposal as explained by Puck Daddy today: The National Hockey League's counterproposal to its players on Tuesday included a reduction of the salary cap from its expected $70.2 million for 2012-13 down to $58 million for next season. It would slowly creep up over the six-year term to $71.1 million in the final season. This was expected. That there wouldn't be a rollback on existing contracts, as the NHL stated in its proposal, was a shocker... So let's see: a $58 million salary cap with no rollback on existing contra...

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