National League

While the players' association has not yet talked about the possibility of a salary cap, individual players are starting to voice their opinions.

Julien Sprunger is in favour of a salary cap.
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Julien Sprunger, who is HC Fribourg-Gottéron's representative in the players' association, believes that a salary cap would be more efficient in curbing high salaries than allowing more import-players: "If there are more foreigners, the best players won't be paid less," he says to La Liberté. "It will be counterproductive for Swiss hockey. The youngsters would have even less room on the rosters."

«For some players, prices will remain very high»
Jason Fuchs (EHC Biel)

EHC Biel's Jason Fuchs and EV Zug's Grégory Hofmann, however, fear that a salary cap will be disadvantageous for the lower paid players: "For some players, prices will remain very high," Fuchs says to the Journal du Jura. "The clubs will have to sacrifice others to remain under the cap limit." Hofmann adds to the same source: "If this system is introduced, it will have to be fair and square for everyone."

The next step will be trying to find common ground in the meetings of the players' association. "We all have our say and different opinions," Julien Sprunger says to La Liberté. "We will have to discuss this."

( 26 May 2020 | tme* )

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