Re: Cap Space
posted at 7/21/2011 10:11 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Cap Space
[QUOTE]The obsession with Cap Space drives me mental. I would go so far as to say that if you are yearning for the Bruins to have cap space, you might as well cheer for them to lose.
Posted by Bookboy007[/QUOTE]
Book...you're so much more animated than you used to be.
I really like that.
Unfortunately, these boards are getting quite predictable.
I'm incredibly happy the B's won the cup....but I'm not cocky enough to think that if the playoffs started again today they'd repeat. In Frazier Crane terms, "we won the tournament"....but that means diddly moving forward. We could also easily miss the playoffs next year.
This fan is really concerned about next year. Not panicing...just concerned. The company is probably focused on profit..., and guys like Ryder and Kaberle need to be replaced in order to find 94 points moving forward. It may come from within, maybe not, but somehow, they need to be replaced. Nothing would suggest that's been done yet. Maybe the first couple of months into next year will show that someone is stepping up.....but right now...we're down 2 important positions.
I agree cap space is nothing, especially if we don't know the company is willing to part with it.
Last March...everyone was calling the Bruins a good team. Few were calling them elite. Sometimes good teams win the cup. They never repeat though. That's the domain of great teams. The B's are a piece or three away from that.
We don't need to look back very far to see reality. Best offensive team....worse offensive team...all within 12 months. Things do change.
We got lots to boast about today...but................
Having a ton of cap space does not make you a better team...it doesn't even make you potentially better. In fact...on it's own merit, it's simply an accounting thing.
As someone stated,...PC was a few mil over the cap this time last year. That should pretty much prove the importance of cap space in July.