The New Salary Cap ERA aka You can't have it all
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04-04-2013, 10:37 AM
Moving much too slow
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Boston, MA
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Teams like the Bruins, Kings, and Blackhawks , as well as vancouver, have showed how to win in this league.
Teams like San jose, Capitals, and Rangers have shown how not to have success
Yes luck plays a role in it, but it is no coincidence that the past 3 cup winners have had 3rd lines that are a scoring threat, and a 3rd pairing that can play regular minutes. The blueprint is not have a dominant 1st line with a stud goalie, the blueprint is balance throughout the lineup and to have a diversity of skill in throughout the lineup. Mobile defenseman, Stay at home defenceman, Crease clearing defenseman, pp qb defenseman.....would be great if that was 1 player but that dman does not exist. Instead those skills need to be seen throughout your 6 dmen.
The blueprint is out there, teams just have to be disciplined enough to follow it, that means not trade for the prized winger like bobby ryan, but rather sign that 2nd pairing defenseman to a sub 4 mill cap hit ala Grossman.
Boston La Chicago they all had great players with amazing cap hits on that team. That is the formula, cap circumvention was one way to get there but now that is gone and teams need to figure out the next way to get there. The problem is once you sign a player to an overinflated deal the chances of moving him are decreased and now you have weakened yourself in another aspect. That goes directly against the blueprint for success.
You left one team out. Three guesses which one.
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