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11-08-2011, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by eklunds source View Post
I'd wager that most teams - if not all - spend more than half their budget on their top-7 skaters.
Article from last year proved just that. Almost all, if not all, winning teams have over half their cap tied up in five or fewer players:

The common theme: the salary cap. The perception seems to be that a team can't commit such large chunks of money to so few players and still build a competitive team in the salary cap era. In reality, the opposite appears to be true. Successful teams in the NHL all have this in common: they have nearly half (or more than half) of their allotted salary cap space (this year, $56.8 million) tied up in just five players.

So not only is the perception wrong, the opposite is in fact true.

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