The game was in Toronto, Carlyle saw that Scott was still on the ice, and he sends out Kessel... that was a very bad idea. One of the coach's jobs is to manage the game, and that could have been a devastating mistake on his part. I'm not defending Scott -- he's a big idiot, see? -- but I think Carlyle deserves some heat for not protecting his star player. And if Kessel really was baiting him at all... well, hasn't he seen those Messin' With Sasquatch beef jerky commercials? Yeah, bad idea.
Over the next 5 years Clarkson will score 125+ goals for the ML and be a pain in our side the hole damn time. Mean while we have nothing. Ryan will be doing the same damn thing for the Sens. 60+ goals for them over the next 2 years. between the 2 of them they have 10.5 million or so in cap hits. same amount as Alfie and Weiss.
Clarkson will score 90 goals for the ML. Ryan will be soft as hell and disappear for big games. And Detroit will have a glut of young players on entry level and second contracts giving them a lot of room to make moves in the near future.
"Competitive monopoly" is a rather unique situation that appears in sports more so than other areas of the marketplace. I haven't seen anyone post about it yet, but it's really a big reason on why UFA prices can be so ridiculous.
For example; While there may be five 2C's that are capable of 25 goals 35 assists per year, there is only one Vinny Lecavalier.
If you want a Vinny Lecavalier on your team, the local Sporting goods store does not have five Vinny Lecavaliers on the shelf. There is only one in all of the world.
You could buy a Weiss or a Filp instead, but its not the same as a Vinny. Vinny Lecavalier has a monopoly on Vinny Lecavalier's. If you want one, you are going to have to bid against everyone else that wants one too.
When you have a monopoly on something,you are a price maker, not a price taker.
The salary cap was meant to level the playing field in regards to acquisition powers. It has proven to be kryptonite to Illitches checkbook and has taken the Mickey out of Hollands off-season. He has chosen not to overpay during UFA season. And I can't blame him. There is only so much pie to slice up for your team.
ok I have my wings roster for the 2013/2014 season good to go
CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER My Custom Lineup FORWARDS Bobby Ryan ($5.100m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Alex Ovechkin ($9.538m) Nicklas Backstrom ($6.700m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Steven Stamkos ($7.500m) Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Milan Lucic ($6.000m) Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Dustin Brown ($3.175m) DEFENSEMEN Shea Weber ($7.857m) / Ryan Suter ($7.538m) Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) / Zdeno Chara ($6.917m)
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
GOALTENDERS Jimmy Howard ($5.292m) Jonathan Quick ($5.800m) OTHER Buyout: Mikael Samuelsson ($0.000m) Buyout: Todd Bertuzzi ($0.000m) Buyout: Cory Emmerton ($0.000m) Buyout: Patrick Eaves ($0.000m) Buyout: Kyle Quincey ($0.000m) Buyout: Carlo Colaiacovo ($0.000m) Buyout: Brian Lashoff ($0.000m) Buyout: Jonas Gustavsson ($0.000m) ------ CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter) (these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion) SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $103,330,278; BONUSES: $850,000 CAP SPACE (20-man roster):- $38,180,278