First off how is it that Kevin Lowe has single handedly destroyed the financial system of the NHL. He signed a young kid with a lot of potential to an inflated contract for sure, but he needed to to get the kid out of LA. Brian Burke can cry all he wants, but he lost this time. I would say his 4 million signing of an old injured maligned player who never was a star in this league is the same thing. Bertuzzi is a mid level talent with injury issues. I am a Flyers fan, and i think the contract that we had to give Briere is outrageous, but i am ok with it if it helps us win, i think Gomez and Drury got too much also. So why not blame the Flyers and the rangers for ruining the system while you are at it.
To me this is nothing but bitter fans ranting becuase they didn't get what they wanted. If any one here can claim that they don't want their GM to do everything in his power to make their team better than they are full of crap. Nylander 5.5 Mil, Blake 5 mil, Cory Sarich 3.9 Mil. Are those not inflated numbers?
Betting on potential and leveraging against another teams cap is what the NHL has done to itself. I still don't know why the PA singed the deal, to me it is very flawed and until the current CBA expires and Gary Bettman is history don't expect much to change, only maybe it will get worse.