What if Washington selected Malkin first overall, and left Ovechkin to Pittsburgh?
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11-07-2011, 11:02 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario
No, you could not match the Habs of the 50's and 70's with current cap restraints. Just look at the team of the 76-77 season (statistically the greatest NHL team ever assembled): Lafleur would be making 7-8 million today, Shutt would be making 5 million, Robinson would be making 6 million, Lemaire would be making 5-6 million, Lapointe would be making 4-5 million, Philly would probably give Dryden 11 million, Savard would be making 5-6 million, Gainey would make 3-4 million. Just with those seven skaters alone, that's over half of the cap. You just can't put talent like that together anymore.
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