Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/04/06 at 10:44 PM ET
Detroit, Denver or Philadelphia this is definitely not. "It's a little bit of a different venue here than maybe what is the norm in the Stanley Cup finals,'' MacTavish said. Different is what the NHL wanted when it fought for a new deal with players. Owners demanded a salary cap to ensure that 30 teams could not only survive financially but also have a realistic chance to play for the Stanley Cup. After a yearlong lockout, two small-market teams are the only ones standing as was the case two years ago when Tampa Bay edged Calgary in Game 7. "You can't judge it yet,'' Carolina general manager Jim Rutherford said. "You have to wait until three years from now. Edmonton and Carolina are in the finals this year, but there is a very fine line from winning and losing this year. There's really good teams that missed the playoffs.''read on
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