2010 NHL Playoffs: Thank You, Salary Cap

April 17th, 2010 by Derrick Lightfoot Leave a reply »
Four days, thirteen games, ten one goal games (add in two more if you exclude empty net goals). Not much more you can ask for.

A few years ago, this would almost be unheard of. Especially in the first round

Most of the series have been nodded up one to one, but I think it's clear the salary cap is doing it's job.

Before the salary cap came into effect, you could pick three to four teams to win the cup. If you picked the Avalanche or Redwings to win the cup, you couldn't go wrong.

Aside from Montreal vs. Washington, Los Angeles vs. Vancouver (who all play tonight) and Nashville and Chicago, every series is tied up at one, and the potential that 7/8 series' will be tied after tonight is great.

When Captain Rob Blake was addressing his Sharks, he told them to take advantage of this, because you never know when you're going to be on a team this good again. How right he is.

Re-signing players and utilizing the free agent market is much harder now. Back in the day, the teams that had the money, won. The teams that won, attracted all the good players. This hasn't completely changed—obviously players will be m ...

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