Thursday, July 17, 2008

All Teams Can Improve But At What Cost?

This is the blog I wrote for my once a week blog partnership with the Red Light District.

Now we all know that the best times to improve your team are July 1st(NHL Free Agency) and February 26th(NHL Trade Deadline). Now for free agency, its harder for the lower key teams to pickup guys for 2 reason: 1.The lower key teams don't have the money and 2. The Lower Key teams don't have as good a chance at the Stanley Cup. I'm not saying that the lower key teams, teams like Atlanta And Columbus cant improve but at what cost? Almost all lower key teams at the free agency period have to overpay and i estimate an overpay of 2.5 million on average per year. So lets say the team gets 3 great players and they overpay each by 2.5 million then thats 7.5 million dollars that was used to overpay which leads to 1 of 2 things, it could lead to going over the salary cap limit or it could mean every player that says i want to go to lets say Atlanta will ask for more than there value because they know that theres a good chance a lower key team will give it to them if they have it.

Now For the NHL Trade Deadline: This is the time of year for teams in the playoff hunt to gear up for the final stretch and teams on the outside looking in to dismantle there team and rebuild. Believe it or not for some teams that want to improve its tough because most likely the team unloading there players will want picks and prospects in return and depending on what caliber player you get in return the picks and prospects will have to be higher and of better caliber. So if your a contender or a team in the playoff hunt be prepared that if you want your team to take it to the whole next level that you better be ready to part with some future stars.

So AT WHAT COST? Future Picks,Prospects and Lots Of Overpaying For Low Key Teams.

Tell me what you think!good,bad or expensive?

Scotty

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