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07-07-2011, 01:36 PM
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Is it Necessarily a Good Idea to Spend to the Cap?

Right now Montreal has 8 million in cap space and is only missing Gorges and two bottom 6 forwards, so we really have ~3-4 million in cap space. The team looks like this:

Cammalleri-Plekanec-Cole
Pacioretty-Gomez-Gionta
AK46-Desharnais-Moen
Darche-Eller

Markov-Spacek
Gill-Subban
Emelin-Weber

(Gorges and White are unsigned, Eller starts the season injured)

Price
Budaj

As I've argued elsewhere on this forum, this is a fantastic team in the absence of injuries. Is it worth it to pick up one of the remaining veteran UFAs of quality (Kovalev, Hannan, etc) to improve the team, or pick something up by trade, to use up our cap space? Or should we hold the course?

I think we still should on the condition of it being 1-year contracts. If there are not many great UFAs left, you should not be too eager to spend to the cap if you risk using up all your cap space both this year and following years.

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