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06-08-2011, 10:36 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
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I mean really, using that logic, we can't sign Bryz because we shouldn't trade anybody...because, what if someone gets hurt!?
The problem is that worrying over injures is completely rational. The bigger problem is that due to the salary cap and our farm system, we're *ed if we have serious injury problems.
That's just the way it is.
Under the salary cap depth is the hardest thing to maintain... and the reality is that when you have injuries, the way you manage them is with young players stepping up. This is the biggest lesson concerning the salary cap to be gleaned from the NFL. The only real difference is that they don't have farm systems.
You can't manage potential injuries on your active roster, the cap doesn't allow it. If you do manage injuries on your active roster, you're robbing yourself of depth at other positions. We may have a rash of injuries on D next year, we may have none. You just don't know. We could have a rash of injuries at forward next year, and we may have none.
If you rob from the forwards to pay for the D, then you're making life risky up front... and the same goes in the other direction.
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