2021 NHL Playoff Thread

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Every team who ended the season with no cap space also had multiple millions of dollars on LTIR. A third of the league did this same thing to some degree to max out their cap space. The Stars were hoping to do the same thing with Ben Bishop. If they'd made the playoffs, he was going to activate as the season ended letting them hide his whole cap hit on LTIR.

Whatever abuse this was will also be fixed when the season goes back to a full 82 game haul. Kucherov getting surgery right before a four month season starts makes it easy to excuse him sitting out for rehab. That's harder to pull off over a six month season.
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True. Not claiming that they cheated to win.

Only that maintaining their dynasty will get increasingly difficult over time, as it always does. Even pre-cap.
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They should just sign Kevin Durant.
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DGB did the math to see that had the Lightning had to keep Kucherov on the cap, it would have meant having to move Tyler Johnson or not getting David Savard. Not exactly guys instrumental to the Cup win.
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