Maagwa wrote: Defence21 wrote:
Maagwa wrote:A really good GM would have signed a winger for Sid that isn't a 3rd Liner Or a one a upon a season 30 goal scorer that struggles to score 15 a season. Truth. I don't mean to bash Shero because I mean..... he got Hossa but...
Yeah, a really good GM can say "screw the cap" and sign whoever he wants at whatever price he wants!
Clearly, Shero is subpar at best.
Clearly the Wings can Have Zetterberg, Dats, Hossa, Lids, etc etc etc etc etc etc etc..... and Sign Conklin with no cap problems.... and still win the cup
Yes, and exactly how many of those players were free agents? They're all home grown talent, aside from Conklin and Hossa, which means they're on hometown discounts and playing well above their current contracts. Pittsburgh's hometown discounts: Crosby, Malkin, Orpik, Fleury.
By the way, good luck to Ken Holland next summer as he deals with all his free agents, which include UFAs Hossa ($7+ mil, at least), Zetterberg ($2.65 mil up to Datsyuk's $6.7 mil, at least), Franzen ($941k up to $3 mil, at least), Samuelsson ($1.2 mil up to $2.5 mil, at least), and Conklin ($1 mil) and RFA Hudler ($1.5 mil at least). So, with a $41, 816,110 cap hit next season (not including those players), they're going to have to try to squeeze in four top-notch players. Will you say the same thing about Holland next summer when he is faced with a similar situation the Penguins faced last summer? Because I highly doubt he'll be able to re-sign nearly $20 million worth of players currently on his roster.