Murray took a chance with Latendresse who clearly wasn't suited for our speed game but added another dimension.
Now I won't debate that Penner elevates his game come playoff time, but using Lats as a comparable begs the mention of Gui being scratched for most of our playoff games this year. Also Lats was a very cheap gamble, which Pancakes is not.
And him still being UFA leads me to believe that he's holding out hope of going back to LA. If anything we'd probably have to overpay for him.
But I'm not against the idea, I just don't think it is very likely.
An NHL GM knows a HELL of a lot more about NHL Finances and the CBA than you do, kid.
BUT, my question re growth, I thought the idea of the salary cap was to make it fair for every team so they all had a chance? If it goes up to 70, that's going to take a fair few teams out of contention - financially at least.
Fixed. I'm jelly of the info GMs must have. Not even out of the question of them hitting up Daley et all and getting the best speculation info.
I do agree that unless we spend close to the cap, the Cup may be more a fantasy than a reality. If our budget was large, it's not as if we can pluck core players from free agency these days, but at least some useful player and it'd help our team stay together as our young players will warrant more money.
It's obvious to anyone not drinking the koolaid that lack of money is already effecting the Sens
Well what do you want done about it? Murray himself has said he's working with a budget and it's not a shocker.
Am I missing the discussion here or there's imo needless chatter about how we're a budget team because of an owner which is a situation that won't be changing anytime soon. Best to work with what we got and looks good to me.