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03-02-2010, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by MathMan View Post
The instances of GMs actually getting screwed completely by the cap are actually vanishingly rare. You'll occasionally see one let a secondary player go that they would rather keep, but that's pretty much it. Star players don't get squeezed out by the cap.
flames screwed themselves by not carefully managing the cap last season...

hurt them badly down the stretch and contributed to their early playoff exit.

I would bet that most teams took that "lesson" to heart, and will be that much more vigilant moving forward.

speaking of the flames, if you don't think that moving Phaneuf had everything to do with his cap hit, then I don't know what to tell you.

not too mention Gomez... Star maybe a huge overstatement, but as so many love to point out, he's a much better player than Higgins/Mcdonnaugh, and yet that's what he was traded for... why? the cap.

Do you really think Komisarek walks if the cap hit wasn't a factor?

Sorry mathman, but ignoring the impact the cap has on how rosters are made up and managed ignores the reality of the current NHL.

and with out current cap situation heading into next season, being able to re-sign Plekanec, along with re-signing all our RFA's, will not be an easy task... let alone trying to actually improve the roster from this season.

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