Post-cap success stories: Buffalo - From bankruptcy to buying power Pittsburgh - From bankruptcy to superteam Ottawa - Almost axed. Instead went to finals Carolina - Solid management the key to keeping this team viable in a so-so market Edmonton - Almost axed. New ownership is gravy Calgary - Ditto. Kinda. Needs to avoid team collapse. Vancouver - Ditto. On shaky ground there for awhile but eventually found an owner who wants to win Anaheim - Never a great hockey market. Wins a cup. Chicago - Well, Bill Wirtz died. 'nuff said Minny - Much better than North Stars TB - New ownership and management will make this work. Washington - Ovechkin Pre-and-Post-cap negative stories: Atlanta - Their failure was always inevitable Phoenix - Their failure was always inevitable Nashville - Well, they're getting better... Maybe... Florida - Too many d-cks on the dance floor in Florida? NYI - Still needs an arena. StL - Ownership still not 100% solid Post-cap negative stories: Dallas - Ownership Colorado - Old team core retired Post-cap success stories vastly outweigh post-cap negative stories. The problem teams right now are that way regardless of cap. I see no reason for a CBA-related lockout. NHL needs to find better owners for their problem franchises and/or move them to better markets.