OT: Detroit Red Wings /playoff thread

Submitted by Craze for Maize on April 20th, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Facing elimination vs the Preds. Go wings!

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DiscoBlue

April 20th, 2012 at 9:02 PM ^

Bryz didn't just turn into a sieve, he's always been one.  The Wings feasted on his head scratching breakdowns the last two years.  I can't believe the Flyers put themselves in salary cap hell by signing him.  Say goodbye to all their promising young talent once they become free agents.

jdon

April 20th, 2012 at 8:42 PM ^

I have a question for you guys:

Anybody else think that one of the biggest problems with the NHL is how much (percentage wise) of the cap can go to a single player? 

I say this because a star like ovechkin get something like 17% of the whole salary.  And on the wings lidstrom, datsyuk, and zetterberg are just under 30% of the salary (18 mill of the 60 million total).

If you look at the nfl, look at highest paid players, and consider how much of an impact is possible (average minutes played or average plays of the plays in a season:  I have no charts just a hunch) it seems like the highest paid players command a much larger portion of the teams salary cap... 

 

I used: http://capgeek.com/charts.php?Team=15

 

justingoblue

April 20th, 2012 at 8:49 PM ^

Think about the NBA. Kobe accounts for like 20% of the Lakers salary cap, while your example is one legend, one top forward and one former Conn Smythe winner accounting for 30%.

Basketball requires the least amount of stars, hockey is in the middle, football requires the most stars. I think that's what the salary cap situations reflect.