Kovalchuk, how much is too much?
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05-17-2010, 01:10 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
The Sharks, Fly's and Habs are all going to be able to address their coming needs next season without having to dismantle their teams and in fact, they could stand pat with the same rosters that they have today (though they wouldn't) and be under the cap.
Okay fine. We disagree. IMO, the point was this year's playoffs and this years cap. There are FAR too many variables to include next year's cap (other team's) in this. Heck Chicago could move Campbell and Huet and be fine next year. You never know. However, the Hawks are in trouble this year.
There is no way that the Sharks can stand pat with the same roster for next year. Based on NHLSCAP they are over this years cap by <$500,000 and they have many UFA's and a few RFA's to sign. For example Pavelski and Setoguchi are going to demand some big raises next year.
You are right in that we have to be careful when it comes to signing any UFA's. Which, is one of the reasons why trades can be better in the long run. You tend to over pay UFA's when you can trade for a player with a better contract. However, there are not many Kovy's around.
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