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Feeling The Pinch

from Damien Cox, special to ESPN,
This season in the NHL has been mostly about learning under the new salary cap system imposed as part of last summer's collective bargaining agreement. This summer, however, 30 teams will begin the more trying process of living under the cap. For some, it's not going to be much fun. Take the New Jersey Devils, for instance. The decisions GM Lou Lamoriello made last summer -- specifically, opting to sign veteran defenseman Vladimir Malakhov and forward Alexander Mogilny -- are going to put a pinch on the club this summer and next season...
continued Damien also tells us Bryan McCabe is not worthy of his new deal... from the Toronto Star,
For an athlete who loudly vowed never to play again in the NHL if a league-wide salary cap was instituted, Bryan McCabe appears set to make out very well despite his compromised principles. The Maple Leafs didn't get around to formally announcing the new five-year contract for the veteran defenceman yesterday, a deal that is expected to, on average, pay him about $5.5 million per season. This, you see, is not yet another case of the Leafs compensating a player for who he used to be and what he used to be able to accomplish on an NHL rink.
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