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05-06-2008, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by hockeyviper87 View Post
sanguinetti, dubinsky, callahan, sauer, 1st 08, 1st 09


and that is a very very good deal for him....
When NHL uses salary cap, trades like above are simply not reasonable. Team must strike a balance among cap space, talents and depth. Bringing in a big star would set back a team for a few years because it takes time to reconfigure the cap and replenish the farm. That's why you don't see big trades happen often to teams in leagues with salary cap. While they do still take place, most of them are not working out, repeat most of them. Look at Shaq and Kidd in NBA. You can forget about PHX and DAL for a while. Or, look at Cowboys or Redskins, teams that often make big trades and sign big free agents, they don't win. NE Pats (though I am a Giants fan) constantly let vets walk away or trade them away for future picks. This way, they always add talent and depth to the team.

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