Day one free agency has shown some of the dumbest moves cap wise in the NHL.
- Start with Hossa, he will be 42 whent that contract is up, and it is front loaded. For one we'd think they'd learn after last year with that Brian Campbell and Cristobal Heut deals. Now, not only do they have those deals to worry about, but now Hossa. Great timing with guys like Toews, Kane, and some other young guys reaching contract years. No way they can all of them because they overpaid for a defenseman with flaws they obviously looked past, a backup goalie, and a guy who disappears in big games.
- Now we move to Montreal. Not only some bad contracts, but I wonder if this team will even be as good as last year. They wan to get faster so they go out and overpay for...Hal Gill? Then going off and geting Scott Gomez and that huge contract
- Then there's the New York Rangers. Someone should tell them this isn't baseball. $7.5 MM for Marion Gaborik? You'd think they'd learn from overpaying for guys who aren't even worth it. They traded Scott Gomez because of his contract and now they want to get rid of Redden and Drury?
- Finally the Flyers. No not cap management. This team made that trade mostly to slow down the Penguins. That is a terrible way to run a team, get rid of virtually three 1st rounders and a quality player to slow down one team? Seems like they keep trading scoring for goons. Not to mention that Briere cap.
Thank god for Ray Shero.