If the Pens get the #1.......................

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  1. pittengineer

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    ..........Jäger Bombs are on me tonight.

    Sign our 2002 #1 draft pick and hopefully get the #1 to get Ovechkin. Such a great way to start the offseason.

    :banana: :gman:
     
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    Good luck to the Penguins....I'm impressed by the way the organization has handled themselves and i'm impressed with the Coaching staff, and players, and all around the organization you have there. Please let the Penguins win the lottery! :handclap: :lol: :jump:
     
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    They finished the season on a tear, and if they're still around in a few years, they could be a force. One question though, will they even be able to pay Ovechkin. Are they still in financial trouble after dumping all their big name players? They couldn't even pay Fleury.
     
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    Misconception.

    They could trade Fleury, they chose not to though. Chances were he wouldn't have gotten his bonuses regardless, at the time that he was sent down he only had one of four needed insentives to trigger the bonuses. He was getting shelled despite playing absolutely amazing.

    Financially I won't go as far as to say set, but Patrick himself has said we won't be trading any more players because of finances. Things are looking up for a new arena and the team's payroll is about as low as it can get. We may lose a couple million because of this, but we'll still be able to pay them.
     
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    I think the thing with Fleury was that this team was not going to win this year and he was going to be shelled. While I am sure finances played a part, i think it was beneficial from all sides for him to go down to CB.

    Most likely some form of salary cap will be put in place next year and it most likely will be in the $35-45 million range. That puts the pens approx 10-20 million under and that counting the whole contract, unlike in the NFL were bonus are spread out over the contract. There will also be some form of money sharing most likely. Under this conditions, the pens will be able to compete.

    However, that is a big if since the NHLPA has said a complete "no" to some sort of cap. Hopefully the owners stay strong, and get through it with some sort of cap.

    Im still waiting to see if the NHL will bring in replacement players and actually try to play some sort of season. I think that would put some pressure on the NHLPA.
     
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    errrr, they finished last didn't they? :p
     
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    That doesn't automatically guarantee them the 1st pick.
     
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    The Ping Pong balls have been mixed and one has been picked. It is currently being verified by Ernst & Young. :speechles
     
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    nah, I was making a joke on the glowing comments of the organization. One would think after reading that that they won the presidents trophy. ;-)
     
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    Washington wins it.
     
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    Well I atleast dont have to pick up the tab tonight.
     
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