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Next Years Cap Problems
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01-26-2010, 05:19 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
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There is a lot of talk of how you get to or under the cap while i think the better question is how you are going to IMPROVE while trying to get to the cap or under the cap.
We aren't talking about an elite team either. This is a bubble playoff team that somehow has to improve with the situation they are in.
that's right... but the unfortunate reality is that the more fitting question might actually be "how do we prevent from getting worse while staying under the cap".
If we can't/don't re-sign Plekanec, and the cap doesn't go up significantly, we'll be in a position of trying to find a capable top 6 centre at a discount price... given that we had to trade for Gomez to get one last summer, that tells you how difficult that task is, not too mention that there simply aren't many decent options available at Centre this coming offseason, Pleks is definitely one of the best (behind only Marleau i imagine).
Losing the top scoring forward from a team near the bottom of the league in Goals for is not exactly the path to improvement... we would need the young players to step up AND for the older players (especially on Def with hamrlik, spacek, gill, all well past their prime) not to regress to quickly, just to stay at the same ~500% level...
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