The salary cap needs to go.

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  1. Melrose Munch

    Melrose Munch Registered User

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    I'm tired of seeing mediocre champions who lack strength in offense, defense, special teams, etc.

    All the cap has done is ensure semi good team get to the cup. Neither of the finalists are as good as the 2002 red wings or even the Ducks from a few years back.

    The cap needs to go, this is not quality play.
     
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  2. So you'd rather see teams 10 or so teams be extremely competitive and stacked, and teams like Phoenix sign 20 guys to min contracts?
     
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    I don't think I agree with you, but the sad thing is that even with the cap, there are a bunch of teams that just don't seem to have any future. So it is certainly not doing it's job.
     
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    I kinda agree, it can go either way really. Some of the people that left for the KHL may still be here if there wasn't a cap
     
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    Yes because I don't want to see crappy hockey.
     
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    Stop watching the Laughs, problem solved.
     
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    The League is making record profits right now and just signed the largest deal in NHL history (which still isn't that large in context, happy h8ers?).

    Why would they want the Cap to leave?
     
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    Why do you hate the leafs so much. This is not about them.
     
  9. Melrose Munch

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    They still would have got to TV deal anyway. The revenue would not go do because of no cap.

    The cap has not even solved the issues of spending as the floor is too high.


    But on topic. Tonight's game is atrocious. The play is awful.
     
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    You'd be seeing a lot of crappy hockey if there was no salary cap.
     
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    really?:help:
     
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    See? I'm not the only person who can come to silly conclusions based on a sample size of one!
     
  13. This isn't crappy hockey because of the cap.
     
  14. TBLightningFan

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    It is, but a salary cap does not allow a GM to easily cover their failures. It makes management very liable for team success.
     
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    Considering that when I brought up the business side of the argument you labeled me off topic...

    If the topic is Salary Cap= Lousy Hockey, then wouldn't this thread be better suited for the main board?

    Besides, the hockey tonight has been great. (At least for someone rooting for Tim Thomas)
     
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    exactly, there are too many teams in the league, that is why you see crappy hockey...
     
  17. Nah it's because the Canucks are choke artists.
     
  18. Melrose Munch

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    Sorry, I meant me. But I disagree. Blowout every night are ridiculous. This is a finals.
     
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    And the fact that Luongo is a ****** goalie without home ice advantage has to do with the cap how?
     
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    Yes, three one goal games including one overtime game in 5 and a half games this series = all blowouts.

    Good call.
     
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    Every night in BOSTON.
     
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    And why is it just Luongo. There are five extra players on the ice during any given time.
     
  23. Melrose Munch

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    My point was these teams are clearly not as good as the finas of even a few years ago.
     
  24. tarheelhockey

    tarheelhockey Highest Boss

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    Put Marc Savard and Nathan Horton back in the Boston lineup and they might not beat the '02 wings, but they'd give 'em a worthwhile series.

    Lucic - Savard - Horton
    Marchand - Krejci - Recchi
    Peverley - Bergeron - Ryder
    Seguin - Kelly - Thornton

    Chara - Seidenberg
    Ference - Boychuk
    Kaberle - McQuaid

    Thomas
    Rask

    Campbell
    Paille
    Hnidy

    That's pretty insane depth down the middle, on D, and in goal. Playoff-built and apparently capable of almost winning a Cup without their two best forwards.
     
  25. DrillingForOil

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    Yea, cause maybe an extra $3 mil and Lou Lou Lemon would've stopped those first 3 goals tonight.
     
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