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11-30-2012, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by KaylaJ View Post
Yes, Dallas had such trouble before the cap overpaying players and struggling in their market, why they'll probably never overpay a few FAs again...
There may be exceptions, but in general, these teams will not be able to afford the Parise/Suter type deals that younger free agents are getting. If they do, they are spending outside of their means (ala Nashville/Weber). I wouldn't have a problem with that, if not for the lockouts. You want to bankrupt yourself? Fine, but don't expect the players to cover your losses.

Paying a few over the hill players 4.5 million each in a psuedo spending spree isn't convincing me of anything.

Dallas Economist on lockout

As for Jewell, in the suburbs of Dallas, he notes there’s not much talk about the NHL lockout, even as the hometown Stars are idle. A bigger concern is the Mavericks, NBA champions 17 months ago and now 7-9, on a three-game losing streak that has given them a losing record and puts them in fourth in their division. The NHL? Meh.

“You might not be surprised that people around here don’t care much,” said Jewell.

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