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01-28-2013, 12:25 PM
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sh724
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Originally Posted by CarvinSigX View Post
We need a few deep playoff runs and hopefully a cup to become a cap team. With success comes money.
As long as whoever owns the Blues wants to make a profit the Blues will never spend to the cap. STL is way to small of a market with too small of a national fan base to ever bring in the kind of money it takes to be a cap team.

The 10 teams with the highest payroll are all huge markets with the the exception of Buffalo and Minnesota. Buffalo has an extremely rich owner that is not trying to make a profit he just want to win the cup (kind of like when Laurie owned the Blues). The only reason Minnesota is that high is because Suter and Parise cap hit is over $15 million.

The Blues are currently dead last in salary in the league and the only team spending less than $50 mil on salary. While that will change next year with all of the RFAs, it will not put the Blues anywhere near the cap.

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