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11-15-2011, 12:22 PM
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It's not really the issue of resigning RFAs. A well managed team in the Cap era doesn't trade players or drop depth in order to create Cap space. For example, the Rangers didn't trade away Roszival to be able to afford Richards. They could have done that with Roszival still on the roster. They did it to improve a perceived area of weakness by trading a superfluous player from an area of strength. Look at what happened over the last two years in Chicago. They were able to afford their team in 2010 and they won a Cup. They had to trade away or allow to walk a good portion of their depth in the following off-season to become Cap compliant and they suffered in 2011 because of it. Was the Cup worth it? Of course it was. But if they had managed themselves properly by providing QOs at the correct time, they could have won the Cup in 2010 and still been one of the best teams in the West in 2011. You see what I mean?

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