OT: Devils fire head coach MaClean, Lemaire back behind the bench
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12-27-2010, 01:59 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Jersey
Originally Posted by
Giroux tha Damaja
That's where we disagree I guess. It's a hard capped league with a lot of players in it who have contracts that are too large from before GM's got a good assessment of what talent was really worth under the new, capped market. That to me sounds exactly like the kind of league where success would be based on smart drafting of players who are ready to contribute in the near future, particularly when those contracts are controlled costs.
You need both, smart FA signings and smart drafting, to be good.
Teams like NJ who have so much money committed to pieces who aren't contributing basically have no choice but to rebuild now, imo. It is a similiar situation as to how I fear the decline of Briere, Pronger and Timonen may cripple the Flyers; however, NJ doesn't have a young core like the Flyers have.
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