Weber and Suter - Untouchable?
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02-26-2010, 09:14 AM
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On average, NHL teams spend 60% of their cap on their top 6 players per Mertle.
Nashville averages 49-55% The other five percent they put into the core of the team SO that Nashville can have a deeper team. If more money is put into the top 6 that's less money for the rest of the team and the Preds can't afford it. If one of the prospects pops up and plays at a slightly lower level then Suter or Weber, Poile WILL make a move to save money and use that cash to build up the depth of the team.
We don't have a prospect like that in the system at this point, though. I think Weber and Suter are the horrendously rare "franchise" defensemen. How we somehow got two in the same draft is beyond me. The best bet we have are Blum, Josi and Ellis, but I think their upside is closer to a Hamhuis level-- great, but not elite.
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