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05-24-2005, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Trottier
My suggestion: look beyond the ice (today) and look at the front office.

All NHL teams will be dealing in the years ahead with a Brave New NHL, economic wise. Clearly teams with the most talent have the highest risk.

But ultimately - for all 30 franchises - it comes down to management acumen, under a cap or no cap. It starts at the top.

As long as Lacroix, Lamariello and Holland are in Colorado, NJ and Detroit respectively, those franchises will be viable.

Resource$ is one thing. Using resource$ properly is another. Contrary to the popular, flawed opinion (usually offered by fans of non-contenders) these three guys will not suddenly become "dumb or ineffective" once their payrolls are limited. Certainly no less so than any other GM.

Nothing beats brains, to quote JFK. These frnachises have an advantage in that category, clearly, based on past results.

Nothing else needs to be said.

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