Teams with long term contracts and running against the cap have long been pointed to as teams leading to the end of society.
turns out teams always get out of it.
turns out there's never an issue.
turns out it's the same media and fan sky-is-falling bs .
Bettman and Kelly will get surgical procedures to improve flexibility and suck their own genitals before letting a cap reduction happen.
If the Habs get into trouble, they simply move someone. Like everyone else.
The same people who cry over the Habs current deals are the same ones pining for 11 year Lecavalier contracts , 4 year Beachemin contracts, and 3 year Kovalev contracts. The same people that eat blood sausage - the idiots.
Yeah, Gainey himself showed there is a way out (Gomez deal).
Three scenarios could transpire:
1) Everyone earns the money and we're fine, not worrying about it.
2) Someone doesn't live up to expectations, but still plays well. See Gomez in NY, and then we are able to move them to another team to free some room.
3) Someone totally bombs and we hide their millions in the AHL or buy them out.
All three are not terrible options. There will always be cap solutions, I'm weirdly not worried about that.
I hope not! We have yet to watch these guys play a game with this team, so to be worried is being very pessimistic. I know the summer is boring for hockey news, but I don't want to go down the "what if" road just yet.
we only have RFA's Price, Halak, Lapierre, and S Kostitsyn to sign next year, the following year UFA's are Laraque, Markov, Hamrlik and Gill and RFA's A Kostitsyn, Pacioretty, Maxwell, Gorges, O'Byrne and Weber
a team in serious trouble is Boston which the author fails to mention
They already have cap issues in signing Kessel and playing Rask in the NHL this year , a year from now they will need to replace or re-sign 6 UFA's including Savard, Ward, and Ference as well as give new contracts to RFA's Wheeler, Lucic, Stuart and Rask.
A year later Bergeron, Sturm, Ryder, Kobasew and Chara are all UFA's
Doesn't seem to me that Gainey has done a poor job of planning ahead, looking at Boston they have a team that if they don't win it all this year, will have a tough time icing as good a team as they now have in the coming years.
All I have to say about people thinking we overpaid, Ryder at 4 mill a year or Gionta at 5 and Cama at 6?!?!?