Re: Report out of Columbus
posted at 5/21/2012 11:59 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Report out of Columbus
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Report out of Columbus : You can add Parise, Brad Richards, Ilya K, Kopitar (even Richards and Carter at 5.75 and 5.25M) to your list of big money forwards (over 6mill) who will be playing for the cup. If we are just noting from that 16 name list (13 are forwards), 5 of those forwards have won atleast 1 cup, 4 have made it to the cup finals, and all have made the conference finals. 1 of the 3 dmen have won a cup and drew D could be on his way as well. Past few cup winners forwards minus bruins: Kane/Toews, Malkin/Crosby, Datsyuk/Zetterberg, Getzlaf/Perry, Staal, Lecalvier/Richards/St Louis. The list doesn't include cup runner ups who had Iginla, Alfredson/Spezza/Heatley, Crosby/Malkin, Datsyuk/Zetterberg, Sedins/Kesler, Briere/Giroux/Richards. 2012's list will include Kopitar/Richards/Carter/Brown, Parise/Ilya K, Richards/Gaborik. I see it the opposite of you, the past cup participants have been loaded upfront, all except for us last season (one 30 goal guy with 5 empty netters, and a few 60 point guys. What we had, historic goaltending and Norris Dman).
Posted by bigbadbruinsfan[/QUOTE]
Here is something you didn't factor in though. When Chicago won the cup, Kane and Toews were under their entry level contracts. with detroit, zetterberg's contract was at around 2.6. Perry/Getzlaf were both on very small entry level deals, same with Staal. Lecavalier made 2.6, richards 2.4, and st louis 1.5. So what these teams had in common is that they had players outperforming their contracts....paying big name, big money forwards doesn't bring you the cup, having good contracts certainly helps though