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Dom ranked all 31 NHL teams based on their overall contract efficiency. Basically, which GM is best at managing a clean cap sheet and are finding value for their money. After the first 10 teams (of which the Lightning are top-7) it’s pretty much a fight to not have big, dead contracts on the books, or completely washed players on big deals. Thankfully, the Lightning have neither, hence why they’re so high up.
Grading (almost) every contract in the league and measuring each team's overall contract efficiency.— dom at the athletic (@domluszczyszyn) August 12, 2021
Unsurprisingly, it's Colorado with the best cap sheet in the league.https://t.co/4JeJLFtpyA pic.twitter.com/ZItrY0NBjk
Joe Smith had his own article talking about how the Lightning have always found a way to manage the cap and solve problems that come up on a nearly yearly basis.
#tblightning assistant GM Mathieu Darche has said, “Show me a problem - we’ll find a solution.” That’s how Cup champs solved their cap crunch (with $9K to spare). Here’s our roster and cap outlook for Tampa Bay the next three years, how to keep window open https://t.co/sQxLsecP67— Joe Smith (@JoeSmithTB) August 12, 2021
Yahoo Sports writes about how the Lightning have had the luxury of a seemingly endless pipeline of talent (thank you Syracuse Crunch) to keep the championship window open for the better part of a decade. And it’s not expected to close anytime soon. [Yahoo Sports]
“Part of that is having a core of superstars in Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point, Victor Hedman, and Andrei Vasilevskiy. Players like that are always going to keep you in the conversation among Cup contenders. But the Lightning also have had a seemingly endless pipeline of talent that has kept the complementary positions fully stocked.”
Rick Westhead has more on the Chicago hockey team scandal. Content warning for what’s below.
Former Blackhawks skills coach Paul Vincent gives investigators account of player abuse allegations. New story from @rwesthead: https://t.co/ltQNnMa49O— TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) August 12, 2021
Warning: This story contains graphic content and language that may be upsetting to some readers pic.twitter.com/NGeRBISCMh
The Solar Bears signed forward Jackson Keane yesterday.