: Salary Cap:
Habs to reach Cap Heaven?
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02-27-2013, 12:16 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Originally Posted by
Habs 4 Life
Is that even possible for a combined 12 million?
Of course it's possible...big UFA signings very rarely work out right off the bat.
The last time the Habs had a bunch of cap space available, they went out and traded for Gomez, signed Cammalleri + Gionta to inflated deals.
Cap space is great...but it's not anymore important than sound player evaluation. Being able to determine if a player will fit into your team structure is an ability very few GM's have.
Anytime you make a splash on the free agent market, you're most likely going to 'overpay' to acquire a player.
Don't get me wrong, I think it's great the Habs and MB have manipulated their own salary structure to create more flexibility, but that flexibility might be even more important for their OWN players than it is for any perspective free agent.
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