Jagr tells us what we already know
"We started the fight because we didn't agree with the introduction of salary caps," Jagr said. "Now, we'll be happy to get them. We didn't expect the owners to be so tough and persistent. It was a risk that didn't pay off." Associated PressWithout a doubt, in this case, hindsight is 20/20 for the NHLPA. That said, many columnists and hockey observers correctly stated at the beginning of this dispute that the owners were resolved to bring in a cap and that, ultimately, they had the power to do so.