Could Salary Cap hurt Us??
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12-11-2003, 02:01 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
That wouldn't hurt the Habs in particular. It would be a leaguewide effect.
A cap would help the Habs, as they have good hockey minds who can spot talent and use resources effectively. Teams that depend on trades for expensive veterans and FA signings will be in trouble. This would include Toronto, New York, Philly, Detroit, Dallas, and St. Louis. I'd be shaking in my boots if I were a fan of one of these teams, because none of them have management that can produce results without spending big bucks.
Jury's still out on whether the Habs can, but it looks positive from what we've seen of Savard's drafting prowess.
Colorado spends big bucks, but Lacroix is also a shrewd drafter and trader. Even when Sakic retires and Forsberg calls it quits they'll be fine.
Jersey will also be fine, as will Vancouver and Ottawa. Those teams are builders, not buyers.
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