Its a good signing, it just isnt right with the current make up of our top 6
I know, it will become a very good signing if we move one of Gionta, Desharnais or Plekanec. Hopefully won't have to resort to trading Plekanec but maybe it would be the best solution for long term since he's the one worth something and in the long run, you need a player like Plekanec when you're a contender, but by the time we will be one, he's probably gonna be on the downhill. Just like the Flames waited too long before trading Iginla.
a day like today illustrates perfectly why I keep insisting that 'cap space' is overrated
Why do you say that? They still need to respect it. If a team spends like that, he will need to make some space if they don't have it. Cap space would be overrated if you'd be able to not respect it....
And what if the pieces dont come down...
Is it too much to ask for a great team? Im so done with buying tickets and giving Bergevin my money if he doesnt make a trade this summer.
They will because a lot of the big spenders are at or near the cap. After the first 75-100 mil in cap hits goes, things get tight and you can get pretty good deals. I'm surprised the early guys are getting so much as there is not a lot of cap space/money available this yaer with the cap dropping. Players waiting may end up having to take a lot less than they want.
Komisarek at 700k, I would have been all over that.