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07-06-2010, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by SupersonicMonkey View Post
As soon as a team grows a core of players, and those guys are due a raise, they have to dismantle the core they put so much effort into building.
That's really not true - unless you're defining core as every nice player on a team. A team can keep a core group together, they just can't overspend on non-core players. That's one of the problems the Hawks ran into. The Huet and Campbell contracts are killer. And the fact that they had to overpay several players because of Tallon's QO snafu didn't help either.

Since teams aren't going to be infallible when it comes to free agent decisions, the cap basically makes it harder for a team to ice a Cup contender without cheap, young talent.

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