My favorite teams
Let’s not forget the Lightning are like 18million over the cap. Kucherov sitting the season allowed them to keep there team together. I know Chicago did the same with Kane, but it’s ridiculous Tampa can ice a team as such in the cap era. Bryadon Points contract in coming up, so let’s say what happens.Tampa's very fortunate to be a great team in an era of pretenders. You could stick a fork in the Hawks years ago,the Pens and Bruins both got old,the Caps fired their cup winning coach,the Blues were one hit wonders,Vegas may have fired the right HC too and the Isle and Panthers were both missing one of their best players...........Lee and Ekblad are both big,rugged game changing type of players.
The Canes are regular season wonders and the Avs are phonies and like the Leafs and Oilers.....filled with underachieving, millennials who were made insanely wealthy before they achieved anything.
Cooper's coached an all-star team for the last 7 or 8 years with only one 'bubble cup' against a weak sister to show for it and now he goes up against a team who was three over in the finals........it'll be the cheapest of repeats IMO.
Bob it pisses me off, imagine the Hawks never had to unload like they did, no doubt they would’ve 3 peat or even 4, they were that good. The lightning are just a team taking advantage of the situation, Carolina was right when they said they lost to team 20 million over the cap, while other teams had to shed money. Circumventing the cap is bullshit, one player sure but, we are talking 3 -4 players in Tampa, no doubt, Killorn,Johnson. Palat and Maroon are not on that team and possibly another. That team would look completely different without there work horses.