The Out of Town Thread part XLVI All talk from around the league here
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07-28-2012, 10:31 AM
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The Blackhawks barely made the playoffs after winning the Cup, and haven't gotten past the 1st round since their Cup...not rosy by any means...a good core group, one that I would love to have, but they are now just a good team, because of the cap issues...
So the Blackhaws barely made the playoffs and haven't gotten past the 1st round since their Cup? Ok, how can you quantify that by pointing to the salary cap??? The Hawks still have their core group, hell, they were able to re-sign some of them after the Cup....I don't get why people keep pointing to the Hawks, they are one of the healthiest franchises in the league today.
The Pittsburgh Penguins, since winning the Cup, went to the 2nd round the following year and haven't gotten past the 1st round since? Is that also because of the salary cap???
the Boston Bruins won the Cup last year, this year they got bounced in the 1st round, are you going to blame 'salary cap hell' for that too?
The NHL is a competitive league (that was the idea behind instituting a salary cap, parity)...Winning the Cup doesnt guarantee you're going to repeat the year after, hell, it's damn near impossible, and that's because the salary cap allows ALL teams to spend and not just the select few (though the select few still spend more than others)
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