Operating in the Era of a Falling Salary Cap
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06-22-2009, 05:16 PM
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If Holland, Lamoriello, Shero, etc. were the GM of this team in its current state would they be holding back based on a hypothetical set of conditions that might possibly come into effect in 2010-2011?
No I don't think they would.
They would be aggressive and try to build the best team...period. I'm tired of waiting and seeing. Even if this imaginary windfall of available great players happens...who's to say if the right players will be available? It's stupid (imo) to sit idle and wait for other teams mistakes to benefit the Kings.
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They would be stupid not to, because right now Pittsburgh has $39.6M committed to 11 players heading into 2010-2011, and Detroit has $38.3M committed to 10 players heading into 2010-2011.
If the cap drops down to say $52M these guys had better have their thinking caps on right now. Should Detroit even think about re-signing Hossa? Should we stop handing out NMCs in these contracts in case we have to bury some guys in the AHL?
I know as a casual fan you probably don't care, but you might want to think about the constraints these guys have to work under and how it might benefit the Kings down the road. The Kings have $34.6M committed to 13 players heading into 2010-2011.
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