Anyone taken notice of the 2009 UFA class?
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05-09-2008, 11:03 AM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Salem, MA
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It's way too early to say. TV ratings aren't really getting any better, the Canadian dollar is not going to rise much higher than it is right now and attendance in arena's is pretty decent. League revenues can't keep climbing forever and this season might be the last big increase the salary cap sees for a while. If the dollar starts tanking again we might actually see the cap fall in years to come.
I've said it many times and i'll say it again, so far Gainey has done a really good job managing his cap. If he can attract 1 or 2 UFAs to come to Mtl over the next couple of seasons and re sign the core, this team will have a very legit shot at the cup for the next several year.
Half the league is introducing a third jersey next year = another increase in the cap. Not as much as this year, but if it ends up at 56.5M this year, 59.5-60 isn't out of the question for 09-10.
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