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10-29-2012, 12:56 PM
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Butch 19
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Originally Posted by Swarez99 View Post
They chose not to pay the luxury tax, it doesn't mean they don't have the ability to.

2011 the team made 20-25Million (Forbes #), This past year they made between 30-35Million in operating profits (From ESPN's Bill Simmons).

The owner chose to profit instead of go for a championship, its his choice but with the tax/soft cap they had the ability to for it. In 2-3 years Edmonton will be against a hard cap and won't even have a choice to keep some of their best young players.
Why not?

A good GM can stay below the cap by making proper choices / contract offers. There's no need to blow your team apart every 3 - 5 years.

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