Thread: Salary Cap: Salary Cap Expected to Go Up?
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11-03-2010, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Valhoun View Post
There are a few teams that were revitalized though you could say that Washington and Pittsburgh were revitalized via the draft rather than due to a salary cap. However, there absolutely was more talent distributed around the league. Without a cap teams like Colorado and the Flyers would have had 60-70M payrolls in 2005 rather than 40M or whatever it was.

Also, the OT/SO point system doesn't really add much to the playoff races. It may make them seem artificially close but every time anyone has analyzed the standings and took away SO points, there was very little change to the playoff seeding.
Drafting is important for sure (much more important now, in fact). However, key UFAs are getting signed by teams now that wouldn't have happened before. Hossa signs long-term and big with Detroit... Gonchar probably doesn't sign on with a ****ty Pittsburgh team.... so on and so forth.

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