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01-18-2013, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by 417 View Post
That's not always possible, in fact, it rarely is...every team is going to have difficult decisions to make with a salary cap. Sometimes you have to overpay some players, while trying to find bargains elsewhere to offset it...or sometimes you have to get creative with trades, etc.

Teams like the Flyers, Devils or Rangers for example have always been capped teams, yet they always find a way to get around it. If you draft & develop well, make astute trades and signings, then the salary cap is just a puzzle and some GM's are better than others at making the pieces fit.
It's not just about the cap structure it's also about sending a message to other players oin the way to 2nd contracts(DD) that they do their business a certain way. Not sure it's the right or wrong plan but MB has a plan.

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