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09-26-2011, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Barney Gumble View Post
Some questionable signings/trades and or drafting with respect to forwards (eg., Preds cap hit for their forwards last season actually was higher than the Canucks [and it's not like the any Canuck forward has a 'retirement contract' to effectively reduce the cap hit]).

For a team that operates under a lower internal cap - that is a difficult obstacle to overcome.

It does show though how much better a job the club has done with respect to the other half of the game (preventing goals) with a limited budget - and of course great coaching.
Agree with everything you've said. That's what impresses me. They spend less than almost any other team, and get more out of the team (with good coaching and players buying into the system) than any other team does.

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