Thread: Salary Cap: $64.3M Upper Limit for '11-'12
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11-17-2010, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by PawelW007 View Post
Please people no more big names and lavish contracts. Thats not what we need as a team. We need consistent scorers but not for 7+ mil a year, just like the guy who thought Kovalchuk was a once in a 10 year Free Agent, look whats going on over in NJ. Learn from your mistakes, keep building from within and sign a modest/consistent 20 goal scorer.
Yeah, look what's going on... Because that's all a result of the Kovalchuk signing. Give me a break.

The last thing this team needs is another 20 goal scorer.

We've never had big names. Scott Gomez and Chris Drury are not big names. Big names are worthy of lavish contracts. There is nothing wrong with signing great players from the free agent market. The problem is when you overpay players who aren't great.

This team is SORELY in need of a legitimate puck distributing playmaker at the center ice position, and this just happens to be one of the rare instances when one of the best playmakers in the league is in his prime and available as a free agent. This is an opportunity that this team can ill afford to pass them by. Brad Richards gives us a GREAT first line, and gives us one of the better second lines in the league, as well. Brad Richards turns this team into a Stanley Cup contender next season, the season after that, and the season after that. I can't foresee any way the same can be said if we don't make any major additions in the very near future (and there is no one else even close to as good as Richards that will be a free agent in the near future).

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