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02-22-2012, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by pld459666 View Post
Sorry, but in the sports world, this is done ALL THE TIME.

When you are weighing the opportunity of winning today and tomorrow against a cap problem that may or may not exist in 2-3 years, more often than not, the larger market teams WILL err on the side of trying to win today and tomorrow.

To think that this is new to some of you is shocking.

Cap-ologists manage the cap this year with an eye towards next. They have their hands full doing that. Asking themt o predict what our cap situation would look like 3 seasons out is not realistic.
The famous expression "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" comes to mind. We're first place THIS YEAR, how do we know where we'll be next year even, much less 2 or 3 years from now. Tampa went from 4th or 5th in the east and losing by 1 in the conference finals to being out of the playoff picture. Granted Roloson went down hill. That team would be a fringe playoff team at best even with Lundqvist this year.

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