give Kane and Toews 8-8,5M contracts like their peers and all those problems just dissolve. management problems and errors, nothing else, nothing to see here. sorry.
In what universe was Kane or Toews going to sign for 8 per?
Lets see what John Tavares signs for this summer on the UFA market....... My guess, 12 per at least.
Kane and Toews contracts will look tame in 2-3 seasons when the cap is at 90 million and guys like Auston Matthews sign for 15 million per...... I'll bet the league will see it's first 20 million dollar player in the cap era within 5 years.
Like I said, the cap solved nothing.
I remember 10 years ago when 6.5 per was reserved for the leagues elites like Crosby, now 6.5 is the standard contract for an average first/second line player or a #3-4 defenseman.
OF course this is eventually going to create a bubble and it's going to be hilarious to see what the league does about it when it happens. Could you image what would happen if the cap went down 20-25%? the bubble would burst, the majority of the league would have to trade players -- the cap structure itself would implode... You know what tho? a situation like that is very possible considering the cap is related to revenue.
Of course that is just another problem with the cap.