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01-06-2013, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by shureshot66 View Post
The biggest plus for a potential playoff lineup is that Shero has a ton of cap room to work with to add a piece or two. Obviously that works best by trading for a guy on an expiring contract, but it might be possible to leverage a team that might struggle to get underneath the decreased cap next season and land a decent player with term remaining.

Will be interesting to see how the trade deadline works this year. Going by the '95 lockout season, the regular season ran from Jan. 20 to May 3. The trade deadline was on April 7. Reasonable to think this year could follow the same pattern.
I think the shortened season will also doom alot of bubble teams that have bad stretches. The problem with the last couple trade deadlines is that every team feels they have a chance to make the playoffs. Not enough sellers. And if those bubble teams have players they need to move before next season to get under the cap, all the better for our wishes to upgrade the roster.

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