Victims of the Cap

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  1. william_adams

    william_adams Registered User

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    IMHO Jason Allison would be getting a contract somewhere around the 5mm/year level in the old system. It looks as though he will be lucky to get 1mm this year.

    Gary Roberts would be playing in Toronto.... Perhaps Tukka Rask would still be a Leaf prospect (would've signed a free agent rather than trading for raycroft...)

    These are all Leaf related examples, any others you can think of??
     
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    Everyteam has examples
     
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    As Hedberg said in the previous post, most teams have examples. Colorado for example would still have Forsberg, Foote, Blake and Tanguay on the roster instead of Turgeon, Brisebois et al.
     
  4. Fugu

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    I second the "every team is a victim" sentiment. The salary cap forces talent to be distributed in a somewhat even fashion. The fact that some teams decide not to spend as much as allowed will have more to do with their own budget than the fact that the NHL has created a mechanism that allows them to do so. That said, Ottawa and Buffalo won't be able to hang on to all their young talent indefinitely and NYR or Toronto won't be able to pick any or all of it up at will.
     
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    Oh to be "victimized" because you are no longer massively overpaid...
     
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    If you'd be willing to sign Jason Allison for 5M if there was no cap, I have some swampland in NJ I'd like to sell you.
     
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    He isn't a victim of the cap, he is now finally going to be paid what he is worth.
     
  8. xeric716x

    xeric716x Born To Expire

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    nobody is a victim where there is now a level playing field.
     
  9. FanSince2014

    FanSince2014 What'd He Say?

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    ...and around 1/4 of the way through the season, some team would be saying to themselves, "Oh ****, what the hell did we do?" (like the Kings thought when they traded for Roenick).

    So instead of an entire team & their fans being victimized by one lousy, overpaid player, the one lousy, overpaid player is the "victim".

    Sounds good to me.
     

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