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01-03-2013, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Riptide View Post
Pittsburgh and Detroit look pretty smart now. Detroit only because they didn't get their UFAs but now have a ton of cap space, and Pittsburgh when they didn't get Parise and dumped cap space.

I don't really blame Minny for those deals (I believe they were the only team who could make a business case to sign those deals - the other teams could afford them, or didn't care), but can't believe some of the signings Calgary did.
Detroit will be at the cap without those FA signings. They will just be horrible. The cap has torn them down to bare bones. They lost Lidstrom to retirement and will not be able to spend what they paid him last year. They really have no way to get good again without tanking completely. They might compete in a cap league but they aren't talented beyond the top line.

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