Chicago end years of Stanley Cup hurt

Jun 10, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Taipei Times

LONG WAIT: Chicago s victory passed the dubious distinction of the longest title drought to the Toronto Maple Leafs, whose last Stanley Cup win was in 1967 REUTERS , PHILADELPHIA Friday, Jun 11, 2010, Page 19 The Chicago Blackhawks ended 49 years of Stanley Cup frustration with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday that ...

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Skizzazz

Beecher, IL

#21 Jun 13, 2010
DEV STARR wrote:
Oh the cap is needed skiz,just to stop the buy a team at any cost game. Dynasties are not good for the game either... think about it.. Poorville hockey team plays to an half empty rink,but sells out when the dynasty team comes to town......got that...?? they sell out when the money team comes to town and plays to a half empty rink when some of the other low income team shows up.....that isnt helping the game or the teams in the league... This way all teams have a chance to build a team to win the big one... and you can still have dynasties with the cap,but it will take a real good hockey man to do it... which is the way it should be... Not some pizza owner with deep pockets buying a winner........that is not hockey ,that is bribery...
You said yourself that a good GM can build a winner regardless of the situation. Then why is a cap needed? Face it, you're going to lose your players no matter what. Without a cap you're probably going to lose them to a big market team. With a cap you might lost them to anybody in the league. What does it matter, you're still losing players?

It has been proven in every sport that dynasties are good for the game. They draw a lot of attention to the sport and they'll always be a bunch of fans who jump on the bandwagon. Look at the Yankees in baseball, they have TONS of fans throughout the country because they are consistently good. A lot of those people wouldn't be watching the sport otherwise. Not only that, a good David vs. Goliath story always draws a lot of attention so people are drawn in to see if the underdog can beat the great team.

You will never see a great dynasty with a cap. It just can't happen. It's hard to see a team even be consistently good with a cap because they are continually forced to give up players. Dynasties are built off a combination of talent and chemistry and a salary cap definitely hurts both.
DEV STARR

Moose Jaw, Canada

#22 Jun 13, 2010
ha ha !!! you are wrong and thats it... Im going on holidays so wont be able to respond to the same thing over and over and over... try to come up with something different while im gone.

dmc

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#23 Jun 13, 2010
Skizzazz wrote:
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You said yourself that a good GM can build a winner regardless of the situation. Then why is a cap needed? Face it, you're going to lose your players no matter what. Without a cap you're probably going to lose them to a big market team. With a cap you might lost them to anybody in the league. What does it matter, you're still losing players?
It has been proven in every sport that dynasties are good for the game. They draw a lot of attention to the sport and they'll always be a bunch of fans who jump on the bandwagon. Look at the Yankees in baseball, they have TONS of fans throughout the country because they are consistently good. A lot of those people wouldn't be watching the sport otherwise. Not only that, a good David vs. Goliath story always draws a lot of attention so people are drawn in to see if the underdog can beat the great team.
You will never see a great dynasty with a cap. It just can't happen. It's hard to see a team even be consistently good with a cap because they are continually forced to give up players. Dynasties are built off a combination of talent and chemistry and a salary cap definitely hurts both.
Yeah nowdays, it's like a team is good for a few years, then all their players want more money and then they can't be resigned by the team.
Skizzazz

Beecher, IL

#24 Jun 13, 2010
DEV STARR wrote:
ha ha !!! you are wrong and thats it... Im going on holidays so wont be able to respond to the same thing over and over and over... try to come up with something different while im gone.
I don't need to come up with anything different because I've already stated the facts. You said yourself a good GM can win no matter the situation. If that's the case, why is a cap needed? You've already made my point for me!!!

A cap doesn't keep teams from losing players, it only means they may go to another small market team instead of a big market team. What difference does it make where players go, you're still losing them! Good organizations that build up talent from within are the ones who are most hurt by the cap because they are FORCED to give up some of the players they develop. At least without a cap they have a chance to sign them.

A salary cap hurts teams that build from within more than anybody. How can any system that hurts good organizations most be good for the game? It's simple...it can't!!!
Skizzazz

Beecher, IL

#25 Jun 13, 2010
dmc wrote:
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Yeah nowdays, it's like a team is good for a few years, then all their players want more money and then they can't be resigned by the team.
Exactly, if a team builds a nice farm system and develops a good bunch of young talent why should they be forced to give up a bunch of them because of the cap. Why punish a team for doing it the right way?

At the same time you're rewarding bad organizations because they are getting players that other teams developed. They have no incentive to develop their own players. Why bother developing your own players when you know you can just go pick up good players that other teams can't afford. All a cap does is reward laziness. It's a crap system, plain and simple.
Go Hawks

North Haven, CT

#26 Jun 14, 2010
2 million Hawks fans line the streets....Bigger than the Bulls ever got.

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