Matt_T83 Posted July 30, 2013 Share Posted July 30, 2013 The NHLPA will soon realize that this rash of excess contract spending cannot go on forever. There is only so much cap space to go around. Many of the signings I see this summer are over-priced. It's basically a free for all for the remaining cap space after all the buyouts. You can bet your bottom dollar in 2-3 years, unless the cap goes up drastically, players like David Clarkson will not be getting 5.25 million per over 7 years. Cap space will be exclusively reserved for signing top 6 forwards and top 4 D-men. Teams will be forced to round out their rosters by gambling on young talent and veterans willing to take a pay cut. Strong 3rd line players that could enjoy 3-5 million right now will find no teams willing to pay them at those prices. I suppose the big winners will be those teams that bide their time and wait for the others to blow their loads. Once cap space is a vital commodity, previously expensive veterans will be available at a discount. Things will obviously even out in the long run... but I see a rough road ahead. I think some of the NHL veterans are going to be left out in the cold as teams load up on big names and gamble on young players to perform at a huge discount. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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