So players that are on their drafted team should get a bonus that doesn't count against the cap
Pretty much. Just have a percentage of home grown talents contracts not count VS the cap. It would reward teams that build through the draft, instead of having them get blown up like the Blackhawks have had to do twice now.
The only thing I'd change is having some kind of break towards the cap for home grown talent. Parity is nice and all, but it is kind of a bummer when teams who draft and developed well are punished because of the cap. The cap should prevent teams from buying championships. Not force them to lose homegrown talent.
Stewart, Semin, Franson, a big pile of nope. Let them be someone else's problem.
As much as I'd love to see a trade for another top 4 dman (to replace Ericsson), I only see players getting moved for picks/prospects at this point. Unless a GM out there happens to be shopping someone Holland wants. But taking up more roster spots for the players left on the market makes no sense. The team has enough depth to wait for the right players.
It seems like the hall of fame inductance has really boosted Feds case. I think this solidifies #13. Not so sure about #40 yet. I hope Z ends up breaking Yzerman's franchise record for playoff goals. He needs 15 more. That would be a huge accomplishment among other things he's got going.
I can't imagine a word where one euro twin is in the rafter without the other. Both are very special players and have been equally important to this team for many years.
I completely agree about it solidifying #13, and I don't see z not breaking that record, and when he does you almost have to retire #41 too...
The c on his sweater helps his case as well.
So your position is that Crosby is elite, and might improve Kessel's play, but then again might not? Bold.
My position is that it's very likely he does make Kessel better, but that s*** happens and there is no such thing as a sure thing. Common sense, really. What is life like in your everything is a 100% sure thing fantasty land?