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08-14-2012, 06:42 PM
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I agree with you 100% 417. Too many armchair gm's in the hockey world, not referring to anyone here particularily, but people pay too much attention to the caphit rather than usefulness to the team.
I realize you have to be smart in signing players but the overreaction when a guy gets a little more than people think they should is ridiculous. Take Prust for example, overpaid by league standards but exactly what the doctor ordered for Montreal.
Cap Shmap, any GM worth his salt can work around the cap, as has been shown time and time again
There are countless examples of teams who've thrown money around like it's nothing and they continue to do so...yet I haven't seen a team go into the proverbial 'salary cap hell' that so many people fear. (and before anyone tries, the Blackhawks are not a good example because despite some salary cap crunches post their Stanley Cup, they're are still one of the healthiest franchises today).
Bargains are great for hockey forum piss matches between fans of opposing teams, when it comes to debating who is overpaid or not...but they don't help teams win Stanley Cups.
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