Thread: Speculation: Kovalchuk, how much is too much?
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05-16-2010, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Sydor25 View Post
I thought the goal was to win and compete for the cup? When did they start giving out awards for the longest core kept together and most cap space kept for the future?

The final 4 teams all have cap issues this off season. This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone in the cap era. You have to be up against the cap if you want to compete for the cup.

Teams with cap space didn't make the playoffs or left very quickly.

Umm, the thing is that.....well.......

Montreal is $11,207,859m under the cap.

Philly is $8,827,741m under the cap.

San Jose is $20,525,03m under the cap.

The only team that is over are the Hawks and that is by $798,002k for this year.

If you think about it, with the playoffs that Hossa is having you could argue that they could have gone without signing him and brought up a few players to replace him and still be under the cap allowing them to keep their core (and then some) together.

They likely could have done as well without him.

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