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11-06-2012, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Henkka View Post
That's how you control the salary cap. Nothing else. You keep the youngsters down and kill the lucrative 2nd contract after the ELC. The same thing that Brian Burke is whining all the time. When Brian Burke considers in whining, Red Wings just roll their contract killer system and smile. "We know how to deal with it."

Everything is based on that system. That's why they sign cheap veterans to play those years (instead of the youngsters) with good prize/quality range.

"Loyalty" is another word for it, but in reality, it's a secure way to control salaries inside the team. The talent doesn't disappear anywhere if you keep the guys down. The good kids will come through, with a 1-2 year delay, but more matured, with more confidence.

It's a pure Ken Holland -vision, how he felt his experiment as a young goalie. When you are not ready, your place is not in NHL. You get called up, when you are ready.

The Holland hero worshippers always find new ways to polish turds.
There's truth to what you say about controlling salaries, but that's an extremely small part of the puzzle.

We're spending $3M on Sammuelsson. We're spending $2M on tootoo.
Which youngsters are we saving money on, exactly?

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