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07-06-2010, 03:45 AM
Tender Rip
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Originally Posted by jniklast View Post
And I don't know whether drafting star players really should be rewarded even more. There are enough people around here complaining about the tanking. I wouldn't want the Pens to not have Crosby and Malkin count against their cap.
Bummer .
Here I was all heartened by the previous suggestion that drafted players should only cost 80% on the cap.... which would mean that, all else being equal, the Pens would have 10.4 million in cap-space right now with 20 players signed .

With the Caps it would be downright ridiculous too.

Ultimately the idea doesn't work for anyone but the teams that have recently tanked at the right time, because drafted players would inevitably ask for more money - especially in strong markets where teams can pay above the cap - knowing that they'd still be more cap-friendly than UFA's.
The Rangers for instance would end up one of the most screwed teams of any with this rule, because you don't have any real drafted superstars to get the major discounts on.

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