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02-26-2013, 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
Kings got the salary help with Brown, who's on one of the best contracts in the league.
He's a Seto-Clowe type player on a Seto-Clowe contract. More consistent than either of them so the contract is good but not a super steal or anything. He had an atypical playoffs last year and that was a big key to the Kings' success. But it was atypical.

Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
And actually, as the cap goes down again in the next couple of years, ELC's become of even greater importance. The Oilers are wasting the ELC years of their players, particularly Taylor Hall, and they're doing a **** poor job of developing RNH and Yakupov, combined with a really unfortunate injury to Shawn Horcoff, which forced them to throw RNH to the wolves.
Nothing will compare to the effect of going from not having a cap to having one. Teams have now been operating in the salary cap era for some time, so a lowering of the cap won't be nearly the change adding a cap at all was.

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