Originally Posted by Hercules Rockefeller
That's great, they were almost sold. Still doesn't change the fact that they picked in the Top 5 for 5 straight years and the Top 2 for four straight. Doesn't change that they've got 1/3 of the team next year taking up $36M of their cap room. But I never realized that throwing out that they were almost sold is a panacea to their cap problem or their lack or organizational depth passed their top handful of players.
They don't have a cap problem. Shero's done a good job of that. Next year Gonchar's $5/mil isn't on the books.
Sooo... they have a core of very good players, and they are going to use developed talent and role players to build the team. Not bad for the next 5 years to have a team built where the core is 25 and under - and (as with all young talent) - should progress each year to their mid - to late 20's.
I know, that's just a stupid way to build a team.