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07-10-2012, 03:19 PM
Slew Foots
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Originally Posted by HabsRock View Post
Because the players are able to be UFA at a much younger age than in the past, this causes teams to build thier teams with young guys and a few older vets for leadership.

In the next 2-3 years The Habs will be bringing in 4-5 more guys on thier ELC. These guys will need older guys to lead. IMO Doan would fill the leadership role perfectly.
I'm not asking why teams are building their teams with younger guys. I know the underlying cause. It doesn't change the fact that the last 3 cup winners had few veteran forwards.

My claim is that the differential in performance obtained by spending a lot of cap space on several expensive veteran forwards as opposed to relying on younger forwards and using the cap space elsewhere is sub-optimal.

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