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12-14-2011, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by 417 View Post
I agree, some of the contracts on the Habs will make it more difficult for PG to maneuever, but he's the GM... that's what he gets paid for. That's his job.

But regardless, every year, many teams that are up against the cap figure out a way around their contracts. It can be done, you just have to be willing to get creative, furthermore, there's a new CBA to be negotiated soon and there's talk there could be provisions to help GM's save themselves from mistakes.

I'm not sure why you're saying Habs ahve a simialr annual salary to the Penguins, so what? You have a salary cap, you're allowed to spend up to its limit...having spent more wisely doesn't guarantee you success.

Did the Boston Bruins win the Cup last year because they had cap space? Or because they had a great team? Cap space is a very vague word that people love to toss around but it can mean alot of different things...

having capspace alone doesn't make teams better, performing players does...if the Habs could somehow snap their fingers and have Scott Gomez's contract disapear tomorrow, does that mean they're a better team?

No, because they've been playing without Gomez for the better part of the season and are in 9th place right now...and freeing up his salary doesn't necessarily guarantee that who ever fills that slot, would help the team even more.
You could give Tom Pyatt Gomez' salary and he would help the team more.

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