I just don't get the leauge now. What is the point of drafting a star player when he is free to go anywhere he wants before he even hits his prime? Pittsburgh drafted Sidney who I am sure will be an excellent player, but how can you build a team around him if he has the right to go when he is 25? He won't even be at his best. All these young star players, like Thornton, Nash, Staal, Ovechkin, Crosby could most likely be leaving their teams. Apparently Gomez wants a two year deal so he can leave at the end of the contract to go play with whoever he wants. HE has to be replaced, but with someone willing to go to NJ. That is when the bidding wars begin... HOw is a well drafted/managed team supposed to pay their players without going over the cap? Look at a team like Ottawa. HOw can you possible pay Hossa, HAvlat, Spezza, Chara, Redden, Phillips, Alfredson etc. whithout going over the cap? It isn't like they are UFA's. I can understand a team that has signed all kinds of UFA's going over the cap because it is unfair, as anybody can sign a UFA. A ten year old can manage a good hockey team buy signing UFA's. But try being a great GM and try to pay YOUR players without going over the cap? What is going to happen to a teams that draft great and lose players because they can only pay out so much to their stars? The NHL has done a great job trying to improve the style of the game especially if they enforce the rules(obstruction). But what I don't understand is how you can run a league where everyone is running around picking and choosing what teams they can play for at such a young age. What is the point of drafting good players? I would rather have a team with by a bunch of players in their prime, than a team full of good young prospects. What is a good youthful prospect team going to get you if you acn't afford to pay them in a few years. What if they all leave? I would be trading the majority of my picks and prospects as they are almost useless now.... Your thoughts?